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ANDREW J. "WASHINGTON I INTERFERENCE ABOARD AN AIRCRAFT: USAIR 
FLIGHT 31, FROM PITTSBURGH TO SAN FRANCISQD; JULY 19, 1984; 
00 : . IFDIANAPOLIS 

RETELCALL FROM SSA 




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INDIANAPOLIS DIVISION, 

J, PITTSBURGH DIVISION, JULY 19, 1984. 

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lack male, DATE OF BIRTH -[ 


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WAS THE SUBJECT OF AN IMPRESONATIOM CASE CPG 47-4028) 


IN PITTSBURGH, WHEREIN HE IMPERSONATED AN FBI EMPLOYEE AND ASSAULTED 
A DEFENSE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE OlJ^^i ' 

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d'/DPA) , DEaiNED PROSECUTION ON THE ADVI^ OF 


THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (VA) HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT CLINIC. IT 


WAS THE OPINION OF 


THAT BECAUSE OF 


PAST 


HISTORY OF MANIC DEPRESSIVE PSYCHOSIS, IT WOULD NOT BE A WORTHWHILE 
ENDEAVOUR TO ATTEMPT TO PROSECUTE HIM. IT WAS THE OPINION OF THE 


STAFF AT THE VA HOSPITAL THAT AS LONG AS 


WAS TAKING HIS 


MEDICATION (HALDOL) TWICE A DAY, HE REMAINED A CALM, WELL -ORIENTED 
INDIVIDUAL. 


ON JULY 19, 1984, 


WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE 


MC KEESPORT, PA, OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN JOSEPH GAYDOS, CALLED THE 


PITTSBURGH DIVISION TO ADVISE THAT 


WHO IS ON 


A 100 PERCENT MENTAL DISABILITY FROM THE U.S. AIR FORCE, HAS MADE 
FREQUENT VISITS TO THE 00 NGRE SSMAN ’ S 0 FFI CE IN AN AGITATED STATE 
AND THAT I | FEARS FOR THE SAFETY OF HIS OFFICE PERSONNEL. 

IFURTHER ADVISED THAT HIS OFFl^ HAD BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN THE 


PAST IN ACQUIRING VA BENEFITS FOR 


AND THAT , AS A RESULT , 


EVERY TIME 


HAS A PROBLEM, HE GOES TO THE OFFICE OF 


CONGRESSMAN GAYDOS FOR RELIEF. 


ON JULY 19, 1984, PATROLMAN 


ALLEGHENY COUNTY 


POLICE DEPARTMENT (A CPD ), GREATER PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 



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(GPIA), ADVISED THAT HIS DEPARTMENT RESPONDED TO A COMPLAINT AT ' ' ■ 

8:00 AM ON THAT DATE, ANT THAT AN | 

WAS BEING DISORDERLY AT THE USAIR FLIGHT GATES. 

I WAS A ticketed PASSENGER ON USAIR RIGHT 31 FROM PITTS- 
BURGH TO SAN FRANCISCO. | | STATED THAT I I WAS DETAINED 

AND QUESTIONED BY POLICE AND THAT | I ^ELATED THAT HE WAS 

GOING TO SAN FRANCISCO TO ASSIST JOSEPH GAYDOS IN BECOMING PRESIDENT 
OF THE UNITED STATES. | | NOTIFIED USAIR REPRESENTATIVE ! | 

I WHO RESPONDED TO THE POLICE STATION TO QUESTION F I 

I INFORMED I |tHAT, IF HE WOULD PROMISE TO REMAIN IN ^6 

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HIS SEAT ON THE FLIGHT TO SAN FRANCISCO AND NOT TO BOTHER THE FLIGHT 
ATTENDANTS, USAIR WOULD PERMIT HIM TO FLY ON FLIGHT 31. COUNTY 
POLICE OFFICERS THEN ESCORTED ! | T0 FLIGHT 31 WHERE THEY 

RACED HIM IN HIS SEAT WITHOUT INCIDENT. ! ~| WAS NOT CHARGED 

BY THE ACFD WITH ANY CRIMINAL VIOLATION. HE WAS PLACED ON THE 
RIGHT AT 9:15 AM FOR A 9:30 DEPART URE TIME. PATROLMAN ! 

ADVISED THAT THE ACPD WERE NOTIFIED AT 11:00 AM, JULY 19, 1984, THAT 
THE RIGHT WAS BEING DIVERTED TO INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (IN), FOR THE 
PIRPOSE OF ejecting! | l'JHO HAD BECOME DISORDERLY 

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ON JULY 19, 1984, DUQUESNE, PA, POLI CHIEF YUN ADVISED THE 
PITTSBURGH DIVISION THAT HE HAS HAD HIS MEN ON A "FULL ALERT LOOK 
OUT" F0R | I WHO’S BEHAVIOR HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY 

ERRATIC AND DANGEROUS WITHIN THE LAST TWO (2) WEEKS’ TIME. YUN AD- 
VISED THAT I 1 TOO KAN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR TAXI CAB FROM 

WASHINGTON, D.C., TO PITTSBURGH, PA, VA MiEDICAL FACILITY, RUNNING 
UP A BILL OF NEARLY $80 ON JULY 18, 1984. WHEN THE CAB REACHED THE 
VA HOSPnAL, r 1 ABANDONED THE CAB REFUSING TO PAY THE DRIVER 

AND FLED . 



A PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIC, AND THAT HE SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY BE PLACED 
IN THE CARE OF THE VA HOSPITAL FACILITIES IN INDIANAPOLIS, IN. | 
FURTHER ADVISED THAl | | lS AN EXTREMELY POWERFUL INDIVIDUAL 

AND COULD BE DANGEROUS WHEN AROUSED. SUBJECT IS DESCRIBED AS FOL- 


LOWS: 


NAME - 


BLACK MALE; DOB - 


HEIGHT - 6’ 2” TO 6’6"| WEIGHT - 230 - 280 LBS.; BUILD - LARGE, EX- 


TREMELY MUSCULAR, STRONG PHYSICAL BUILD; ADDRESS - 

ARREST RECORD - 


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IN VIEW OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY VA PERSONNEL AND 
DUQIESNE, PA, POLICE DEPARTMENT, SUBJECT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED 
DANGEROUS AND HANDLED WITH EXTREME CAUTION. 


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MESSAGE RELAY VIA TELETYPE 
(RESTRICTED USE) 

□ IMMEDIATE Q^'P^RITY □ ROUTINE 


TO: 


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□ White House/WH/ 

□ Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearnhs/BATF/ 

□ Central Intelligence Agency/CIA/ 

□ CIADCD/DCD/ 

□ Dept, of Energy HQS/DOEHQ/ 

□ Dept, of Energy Germantown DIV/DOE/ 

□ Dept, of Justice/DOJ/ 

□ Dept, of State/DOS/ 

□ Dept, of the Army/DA/ 


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□ Director National Security Agency/NSA/ 

□ Director Naval Investigative Service/DIRNAVINSERV/ 

□ Drug Enforcement Admin./DEA/ 

□ FAA Washington HQ/FAA/ 

□ HQ AFOSI Bolling AFBDC/AFOSI/ 

□ INSCOM Ft. Meade/INSCOM/ 

□ Nuclear Regulatory CommIssion/NRC/ 

□ U.S. Customs Service/UCS/ 

□ U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service/INS/ 




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DO NOT FILE WITHOUT COMMUNICATIONS STAMP 


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1 . Only incoming teletype messages within the categories listed 
0-73. 


USE AND PREPARATI^dN'OpF^ORM 0-73 




Restrictions on Use 


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@.Se\jtion 1 6-^c7^yages 1 251 & 1 252 may be prepared using form 
Use of Form 0-73 is restricted to Incoming teletype messages rec&^ed at FBI HQ Communications Center within the last 72 hours. 


3. Addressees must be Bureau Offices (LEGAT/Reld) or other Government Agencies. Geographical location must be indicated if other 
Government Agency is iocated outside the Washington, D.C. area. 

4. Editing of message text is restricted to typed or printed changes of a word or two. Changes to the existing text involving more than a 
word or two will require the originator to initiate a new message using Form 0-93. Administrative data may be added immediately 
following the text and must be identical, for all addressees. 


5. Teletype messages received by the Communications Center that do not meet the above criteria shall be returned to the originator for 
preparation using Form 0-93. 


Preparation of 0-73 Form (Yellow) 


1 . Date & Precedence -Type or print date and indicate precedence by checking the appropriate box. 

2. Addressee(s) - Type or print addressee(s) immediately following the “TO:" or place a check mark in the appropriate box. , Note: When 
using block “Other,” indicate geographical location if addressee(s) is located outside Washington, D.C. If addressee(s) is a military 
installation, the name of the base, fort, or station must be listed to ensure delivery. 

3. Classification - Type or print the classification and if appropriate the caveat and warning notices. 

4. Addressee Internal Distribution - Complete when the originator Wishes the message to be distributed to a known entity within a 
Headquarters Agency (i.e. Division, Section, Unit, etc.). List the addressee(s) abbreviation and the internal distribution, i.e. a message to 
Dept, of State, Dept, of Justice, and Defense Intelligence Agency: list on the “For” line{s) as follows: 

Example: For; DOS For SY/TAG; DOJ for Asst. AG Criminal Div.; DIA For DSOP. 

Messages which do not list internal distribution shall be delivered to the agency headquarters where their analyst will effect in-house 
distribution. 

5. Subject - Type or print the subject in the space provided or check “see attached” if subject is identical to attached message. 

6. Originator’s Boxes - Type or print the originator’s name, telephone extension, room number, and division. 

7. Approved By Box - Indicate approval for transmission by initialing the approved by box. Note: The person approving the message is 
solely responsible for assuring all necessary editing changes are accurate and are legible. 

Preparation of Message To Be Transmitted 


1 . Duplicate Copy & Notations - Xerox 1 copy of. the incoming teletype message. A notation shall be made on the original incoming 

teletype Indicating one copy made for relay to SACS , (or LEGATS) , (or Government Agencies) 

2. Editing of Duplicate Copy (Heading) - Using a lead pencil ONLY draw single lines through the first and last lines of the message 
heading: connect these lines from top right to bottom left forming a “Z” figure. (Do Not Obliterate the Heading) 

3. Editing Changes to the Text - (See Restrictions on Use, item 4) 


4. 


Administrative Data - Type or print administrative data immediately following the text. 


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INTERFERENCE WITH FLIGHT CREW., US^R 

Crime Aboard Aircraft* 


FL IGHT 3 1, PITTSBURGH, PA TO SAN FRANCISCO, CA, T/lS/SAjVffA^ 

ALLEDGED THREATS AGAINST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WALTER F. MONDALE 

AND VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE GERALDINE A. FERRARO; PPCA ' KA;-QOt "-* 

FBI ^INDIANAPOLIS , INDIANA, ADVISED BY TELETYPE JULY 20, 1984, AS FOLLOWS; 


BB» ‘ I " P » T ' E - l!i0A ' bl 8 O> " T ‘ Q - Hia v' -PG> • A#D-SFt ~ 7/ - 19 - / 6 4 ^ 

ON 7/19/84, AT APPROXIMATELY 10:30 A.M., THE INDIANAPOLIS 
OFFICE OF THE FBI RECEIVED A CALL FROM THE INDIANAPOLIS AIRPORT 
POLICE DEPARTMENT ADVISING THAT US AIR FLIGHT 31, ENROUTE FROM 
PITTSBURGH TO SAN FRANCISCO, WAS DIVERTED TO INDIANAPOLIS BECAUSE 


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AN individual INTERFERING WITH THE FLIGHT CREW* SUBJECT WAS' DE- 
PLANED WITHOUT INCIDENT OF HiS OWN ACCORD AND DETAINED BY IaP. 
flight 31 WAS DIVERTED AS A RESULT OF SUBJECT’S DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR, 
INCLUDING USING LOUD AND ABUSIVE LANGUAGE AND INTERFERING WITH 


THE FLIGHT CREW IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES. 


JOINT INTERVIEW WAS'COND UCTED BY IP SA 


AND USSS 


AGENT 


AT APPROXIMATELY 12:15 PM AT THE lAP HOLDING 


FACILITY. RESULTS OF THE INTERVIEW REVEALED THAI THE SUBJECT DENIED 
MAKING ANY THREATS TOWARD THE PRESIDENT AND/OR PRESIDENTIAL OR VICE- 

presidential Candidates, it was evident to interviewing agents that 

SUBJECT was suffering FROM MENTAL DISORDERS. ADDITIONAL INVESTIGATION 
revealed SUBJECT IS CURRENTLY UNDER PSYCHIATRY CARE OF THE 
PITTSBURGH’S VETERANS ADMINISTRATION, DIAGNOSED AS A PARANOID 
SCHIZOPHRENIC, ON AN OUT-PATIENT. STATUS AND IS CURRENTLY PRESCRIBED 
MEDICATION FOR THIS CONDITION. 

SUBJECT WAS RELEASED TO THE CUSTODY OF THE INDIANAPOLIS POLICE 
DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORTATION TO WISHARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INDPLS. 

IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT SUBJECT WILL APPEAR AT A CIVIL PROCEEDING 
AT THAT facility TO DETERMINE FURTHER ACTION REGARDING HIS MENTAL 
CONDITION. 



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UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, INDIANAPOLIS, IS WITHHOLDING 
PROSECUTIVE OPINION, PENDING RECEIPT OF PSYCHIATRIC REPORTS AND 
RESULTS OF INTERVIEWS OF FLIGHT CREW AND PASSENGERS BY THE SF 
DIV OF THE FBI. 

THE FOLLOWING IS A DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT OBTAINED BY OBSERVATION 
AND INTERVIEW: «t^NAME,[ 

ADDRESS, 


DOB, 


SSAN, 


RACE, 


BL^j SEX, MALE; AGE,Q HEIGHT, 6M" ; WEIGHT, 245 LBS; HAIR, 
brown; EYES, BROWN; SCARS, SURGICAL SCAR ON RIGHT KNEE; MISCELLANEOUS, 


of above WCC ' 


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"POTETNTIAL RISK DUE TO MENTAL INSTABILITY" 
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0-73 {Rev. 3-31-82) 


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PRECEDENCE: 



□ White House/WH/ 

□ Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Rrearms/BATF/ 

□ Central Intelligence Agency/CIA/ 

□ CIADCD/DCD/ 


□ Dept, of Energy HQS/DOEHQ/ 

□ Dept, of Energy Germanto\wn DIV/DOE/ 

□ Dept, of Justice/DOJ/ 

□ Dept, of State/DOS/ 

□ Dept, of the Army/DA/ 

□ Dept, of Treasury/DOT/ 

□ Defense Intelligence Agency/DIA/ 



(RESTRICTED USE) 

□ IMMEDIATE ..^STpRIORITY □ ROUTINE 



□ Director National Security Agency/NSA/ 

□ Director Naval Investigative Service/DIRNAVINSERV/ 

□ Drug Enforcement Admin./DEA/ 

□ FAA Washington HQ/FAA/ 

□ HQ AFOSl Bolling AFBDC/AFOSI/ 

□ INSCOM Ft. Meade/INSCOM/ 

□ Nuclear Regulatory Commission/NRC/ 

□ U.S. Customs ServIce/UCS/ 

□ U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service/INS/ 

U.S. Secret Service/USSS/ 

□ Other: 




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DO NOT FILE WITHOUT COMMUNICATIONS STAMP 


FBI/DOJ 



Restrictions on Use 


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USE AND OI^.FORM 0-73 

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2 . 


Only incoming teletype messages within the categori^sjji^^,^ i^ MiO^ Sec^oi^ ^6-1 .7 pages 1251 & 1252 may be prepared using form 
0“73. ' * ** *" 

FE;i* v:*.}j : 

Use of Form 0-73 is restricted to incoming teletype me^^e^^rpo^jVjeji^af Communications Center within the last 72 hours. 


3. Addressees must be Bureau Offices (LEGAT/Field) or other Government Agencies. Geographical location must be indicated if other 
Government Agency is located outside the Washington, D.C. area. 

4. Editing of message text is restricted to typed or printed changes of a word or two. Changes to the existing text involving more than a 
word or two will require the originator to initiate a new message using Form 0-93. Administrative data may be added immediately 
following the text and must be identical for all addressees. 


5. Teletype messages received by the Communications Center that do not meet the above criteria shall be returned to the originator for 
preparation using Form 0-93. 


Preparation of 0-73 Form (Yellow) 

1 . Date & Precedence -Type or print date and indicate precedence by checking the appropriate box. 

2. Addressee(s) - Type dr forint addressee(s) immediately following the “TO:” or place a check mark in the appropriate box. Note: When 
using block ‘‘Other,” indicate geographical location if addressee(s) is located outside Washington, D.C. If addressee(s) is a military 
installation, the name of the base, fort, or station must be listed to ensure delivery. 

3. Classification - Type or print the classification and if appropriate the caveat and warning notices. 

4. Addressee Internal Distribution - Complete when the originator Wishes the message to be distributed to a known entity within a 
Headquarters Agency (i.e. Division, Section, Unit, etc.). List the addressee(s) abbreviation and the internal distribution, i.e. a message to 
Dept, of State, Dept, of Justice, and Defense Intelligence Agency: list on the “For” line(s) as follows: 

Example: For; DOS For SY/TAG; DOJ for Asst. AG Criminal Div.; DIA For DSOP. 

Messages which do not list internal distribution shall be delivered to the agency headquarters where their analyst will effect in-house 
distribution. 

5. Subject - Type or print the subject In the space provided or check "see attached” if subject is identical to attached message. 

6. Originator’s Boxes - Type or print the originator’s name, telephone extension, room number, and division. 

7. Approved By Box - Indicate approval for transmission by initialing the approved by box. Note: The person approving the message is 
solely responsible for assuring all necessary editing changes are accurate and are legible. 

Preparation of Message To Be Transmitted 

1 . Duplicate Copy & Notations - Xerox 1 copy of the' incoming teletype message. A notation shall be made on the original incoming 

teletype indicating one copy made for relay to SACS , (or LEGATS) , (or Government Agencies) 

2. Editing of Duplicate Copy (Heading) - Using a lead pencil ONLY draw single lines through the first and last lines of the message 
heading; connect these lines from top right to bottom left forming a ”Z” figure. (Do Not Obliterate the Heading) 

3. Editing Changes to the Text - (See Restrictions on Use, item 4) 

4. Administrative Data - Type or, print administrative data immediately following the text. 


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U.S. air flight 31, PITTSBURGH TO 


Ski: Fhh»JCISCO 7/19/84 1 CCA IMEHFEHENCE WITH FLIGHT CREW; 

GO; IHDIAivAPOLIS 

f-LL^GEb THREATS AGAIUST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE W'ALTER FiONDALE AND 
VICE PeESIDEM CANDIDATE GERALDINE FERRARO; PPS - AKA; 00: 

'■ - RE BURLHU ' TEL CrAtir-^I^-4T^i r FRAKCIE - e OT- JULY 19 - , — 19 ^4^ 
instant date, captioned flight ARRIVED AT SAN FRANCISCO AT 
12:25 PH and witnesses WERE INTERVIEWED. THEY REPORTED SUBJECT 
liCARL'EL aT PITTSBURGH AFTER BEING DENIED PASSAGE ABOARD A PREVIOUS 


FLIGHT DUE TO A DISTURBANCE OF HIS OWN MAKING. U.S. AIR PERSONNEL 

P^BOARD FLIGHT 31 WERE ASSURED BY THE GROUND PERSONNEL THAT SUBJECT 

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WOULD BEHAVE KIHSELF ABOARD FLIGHT 31. ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER 

Takeoff subject began yelling and shouting, including cbscenities 
at the stewardess and OTHERS. THE FLIGHT CHEW ATTEMPTED TO CALM 
Hl/i DOWN ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF PASSENGERS. 
SOME OF what the SUBJECT YELLED, OR SHOUTED WAS UNINTELLIGIBLE 
AND MOST OF IT WAS ILLOGICAL, STRONGLY INDICATING PRESENT AND 
continuing MEI'sTAL DISORDER. 

NO ONE REPORTED HEARING ANY SUCK TREAT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT 
OR riNY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. SUBJECT WAS HEARD TO SAY THAT HE 
W;iS GOING TO THE CONVENTION TO "YOU KNOW WHO WILL BE PRESIDENT." 

NONE OF THE WITNESSES REPORTED ANY ALTERCATION ALTHOUGH 
SUoJECT Was WILDLY SWINGING. HIS ARMS AND A'f ONE POINT A STEWARDESS 
v^.^S FORCED TO BACK AWAY FROM SUBJECT TO AVOID EEIi'.G STRUCK. 

THREE Male PASSENGERS FROM COACH SECTION ALSO iNTERVEwED 
TO PREVEivT any PHYSICAL CONTACT. 

THE CREW ADVISED SUBJECT WAS FINALLY CALMED DOWN AND SEATED 
LO 1 .G ENOUGH FOR THE PLANE TO LAND AT INDIANAPOLIS AND FOR 
AUTHORITIES TO REMOVE HIM FROM THE AIRCRAFT. 


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ANSMIT VIA: 

□ Teletype 

□ F^Simile 
^0 AIRTEL 


PRECEDENCE; 

□ Immediate 

□ Priority 

□ Routine 


CLASSIFICATION: 

□ TOP SECRET 
SECRET 
CONFIDENTIAL 
UNCLAS E F T O 
UNCLAS 
Date 8/14/84 


□ 

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TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (164-5694) 

FROM:^jj^^SAC, PlTTSBlJ^SH^(164B-328) (EUC) 
SUBJECT: * I 


INTERFERENCE ABOARD, AN'. AIRCRAFT ,* 
US AIR FLIGHT 31, 

FROM PITTSBURGH, PA, TO 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 
7/19/84 

(00: INDIANAPOLIS) 


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Re Pittsburgh teletype to the Director, 7/20/84, 
and Indianapolis airtel to the Director, 8 / 1 / 8 4 

For infor mation of receiving off Ices / S/'G/8A , 

AUSA l ^ WDPA, was advised of the mc^t^ p /surroundin g 


captioned case and declined prosec ution o f sub jfecL-t'J" 

furth4r*^ aaVis'ed that 


due to lack of prosecutive merit. , , 

an involuntary commitment under the Pennsylvania'^Mental Health 
Act may be in order in this case. ^ 


On 8/10/84,1 I Indianapolis 'Veteran's 

Administration Hospital at Coal spring Road, Indianapolis, Indiana,] 
advised that subject has been released and was directed to 
take public transportation unaccompanied back to Pittsburgh 
where he was to voluntarily report to his d octor at the Pittsburghf 
Veteran's Administration facility.. 


^Bureau 

^Indianapolis (164B-223) 
2-San Francisco (164B-1036) 
I-Pittsburgh 
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(Time) 


☆ U.S. Government Printing Office: 1984— 431-G13/$249 




way possible to transfer the subject intca-hospital . 

advised that subject had been medicated and should not pose 
a problem enroute. 


On 8/10/84, 


Hospital, was te lephonicallv c ontacted 


Pittsburgh VA 
and advised that he 


was not aware of 
Indianapolis VA facility 
advised that in the event 
attempt should be made 


release bv oi 


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and 


a Is at the 


Both 

of a problem caused 
to obtain an emergency 


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an attempt snouia oe mace to ontain an emergency commitment 
order unde r the Pennsylvania Mental Health Act, Subsection 3 01. 
J further advised that in the event that I I 


should onrf-yt.hm , he would notify the FBI, Pittsburgh, as to 
I I status. 


On 8/10/84, FBI, Pittsburgh, notified the Pittsburgh 
Terminal Managers of both the GREYHOU ND and CONTI NENTAL TRAILWAYS 


would be 


bus companies of the possibility that^ 

enroute in their vehicles. In addition. Federal Protective 
Service Office rs at the Pitt sburgh Federal Building were 
notified as to l I release by Indianapolis VA Hospital. 


to Congressma n JOSEPH GAYDOS . was contacted on 8/10/84, and 


advised as to[ 


release. ^ 


”] advised that he 


would notify McKeesport and Duquesne, PA, Police Chiefs and 
his Administrative Staff. 


On 8/10/84, 


United States Army, 


Criminal Investigation Division, Carlisle, PA, advised FBI. 
Pittsburgh, that he is currently investigating ^ 1 

J for passing $600 worth of bad checks. |[ 


was advised of declinations by AUSA's f or the WDPA and the 
Southern District of Indiana. | | advised that in view 

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of the declinations of the AUSA*s, he may file ch arges at 
the stat ,e Magisterial level in order to prosecutef 

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advised that he will keep FBI, Pittsburgh^ advised 


as to progress of investigation. 


have been notified of [ 

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In view of the fact that all concerned parties 

release and due to the 


fact that declinations have been issued on Federal charge^ 
Pittsburgh is considering this matter RUC. 


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FD-366 (Rev. 3-11-82) 


TRANSMIT VIA; 


□ Teletype 

□ Facsimile 
S AIRTEL 


PRECEDENCE: 

□ Immediate 

□ Priority 

□ Routine 


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CLASSIFICATION: 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET 

□ CONFIDENTIAL 

□ UNCLAS E F T 0 


□ UNCLAS 


8/1/84 


Director. FBI 


INDIAl^J 


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Subject: 


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INT ERFERENCE WITH FLIGHT CREW, 

U.S" AIR FLiGH.T_3jf[7 — 

P I TTSBUR GH. PENNS YLVMT A. TO 
SA-lTFR'ANCISCp, CALIFORNIA " 

7/l9;"84 . 

CAA; ALLEGED THREATS AGAINST / 
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WALTER fC 
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ATTENTION: . 

po -.CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE DIVISION 
fp^ □ DOMESTIC SECURITY AND 
I TERRORISM SECTION 

3 PERSONAL AND PROPERTY 
CRIMES SECTION 


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□ DAMV 

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□ Bomb Threats 


□ AP S IWFC □ CWAA 


Summary of Complaint: 

On U.S. Air Flight 31, en route from 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to San Francisco, California, was [ 
diverted to Indianapolis, Indiana, because of an individual V 
interfering with the flight crew. Subject was deplaned without 
incident of his own accord and detained by Indianapolis Airport 
Police. Subsequent investigation revealed subject was involved 
in verbal altercation with other passengers and the flight 
crew, however, no actual threats were made against the P res i den 
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POTENTIAL RISK DUE TO MENTAE’^ INSTABILITY . 


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INDICES: 3 Negative 
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CTTrin R")' 3 LHM enclosed 3 Copy to: S USA 

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(lb4i-inR«'u'Ti’M,o IN □ Report being submitted □ 

2 ~ Indik’^'^’^i • Preliminary investigation instituted 

JEM-ai < 3 * \ □ Limited investigation instituted 

\i { S Investigation continuing 


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Title Continued: 


AND VICE PRESJzrEtolAL CANDIDATE 
GERALDINE ^/FERRARO;. 

PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENTIAL STAFF 
ASSASSINATION, KIDNAPING, AND ASSAULT 


Re SA | I telcall to SA | ^ | 

Indianapolis, 7/19/84; Indianapolis teletype to Bureau, Pittsburgh, 
and San Francisco, 7/19/84; Pittabu-y'gh- tele/type to Bureau, 
Indianapolis, and San Francisc o. "'^^/• ^l/'84: and " Indianapolis 
telcall of SA| | to SA | |, San Francisco, 

7/26/84. 

Enclosed for the Bureau are the original and four 
copies of an LHM regarding captioned matter. Enclosed for 
Pittsburgh are three copies, and for San Francisco, one copy 
of same LHM. 


Summary Continued; 


or the presidential and vice presidential candidates. Subject 
is currently under psychiatric care of Pittsburgh Veterans 
Administration, diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic on 
an outpatient status and is currently prescribed medication 
for this condition. Subject was transported to Wishard Memorial 
Hospital, Indianapolis, for transport to the Veterans Administration, 
Indianapolis, who will make arrangements for his return to 
the Veterans Administration Facility at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

For additional information of the Bureau, it is 
noted that the Pittsburgh Division has received inquiries 
from the office of Congressman JOSElgg^jf^YDOS , regarding the 
subject's activities and status. ^ 


Investi gations reflected in enclosed LHM we re conducted 
by Special Agents [ land! | and 

U.S. Secret Service SA I I at Indianapolis. 


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IP 164B-223 


PITTSBURGH 


LEADS 


At Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania 

Will disseminate copy of LHM to United States 
Secret Service, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

INDIANAPOLIS 

At Indianapolis. Indiana 


Will follow and report subjecti I 

transfer from Veterans Administration, 
Indianapolis, to the Veterans Administration, 
Pittsburgh. 


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U.S. Department of Justice 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 



In Reply, Please Refer to 
File No. 


Indianapolis, Indiana 
August 1, 1984 


inIthference with plight crIw, 

U.S. AIR FLIGHT 31, 
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, TO 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 
JULY 19, 1984 
CRIME ABOARD AIRCRAFT; 

ALLEGED THREATS AGAINST PRESIDENTIAL 
CANDIDATE WALTER F. MONDALE AND 
VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 
GERALDINE A. FERRARO 
PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENTIAL STAFF 
ASSASSINATION, KIDNAPING, AND ASSAULT 


The following investigation was, unless otherwise 
noted, conducted by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau 
of Investigation at Indianapolis, Indiana: 


On July 19, 1984, U.S. Air Flight 31, en route 
from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to San Francisco, Ca.l -i form' a. 


was diverte d to Indianapolis International Airport, 

L a ticketed passenger on U.S. Air Flight 31, 
was deplaned without incident of his own accord and detained 


had exhibited 


by the Indianapolis Airport Police. 

disruptive behavior and interfered with the flight crew 
in the performance of thei r duties whi le the plane was in 
flight. During this time, I was alleged to have 

made threats against Presidential Candidate Walter F. Mondale 
and Vice Presidential Candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro, including 


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ffiS'8 eomalns netthar 

recommendations nor conclusions of 
the FBI. It is the property of 
iSie FBi and is loaned to your agency; 
ii and its contents are not to be 

outside your agencv, r 


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INTERFERENCE WITH FLIGHT CREW, 

U.S. AIR FLIGHT 31, 

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, TO 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 
JULY 19, 1984; 

CRIME ABOARD AIRCRAFT; 

ALLEGED THREATS AGAINST PRESIDENTIAL 
CANDIDATE WALTER F. MONDALE AND 
VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 
GERALDINE A. FERRARO 
PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENTIAL STAFF 
ASSASSINATION, KIDNAPING, AND ASSAULT 


the statement, "I am going to get rid of Mondale and Ferraro, 
because the system doesn ' t work . " 

Interview of Washington by Special Agents of the 
FBI and the United States Secret Service, revealed that 
subject denied making any threats toward the President and/or 
presidential and vice presidential candidates. It was evident 
to interviewing Agents that the subject was suffe ring from 
mental disorders. Further investigation revealed i 
is currently under psychiatric care of Pittsburgh Veterans 
Administration Hospital on an outpatient-type of status, 
diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic and is currently prescribed 
medication for this condition. 

Interviews conducted by the FBI, San Francisco, 
on July 19, 1984, with passengers and members of the flight 
crew of U.S. Air Flight 31, indicated that a verbal altercation 
had taken place aboard the ai rcraft, bnt n o physical contact 
had been made between subject] | other passengers, 
and/or the flight crew. 

Subject was released into the custody of the Indianapolis 
Police Department for transportation to Wishar d Memorial 
Hospita l . Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact with I I 

I I at Wishard Hospital, revealed that subject Washington 

was in their custody and medicated and would be transferred 
to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis 
and that the Veterans Administration, Indianapolis, would 
make the necessary arrangements for transfer of Washington 
back to the Veterans Administration Facility in Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania. 


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INTERFERENCE WITH FLIGHT CREW, 

U.S. AIR FLIGHT 31, 

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, TO 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 
JULY 19, 1984; 

CRIME ABOARD AIRCRAFT; 

ALLEGED THREATS AGAINST PRESIDENTIAL 
CANDIDATE WALTER F. MONDALE AND 
VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 
GERALDINE A. FERRARO 
PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENTIAL STAFF 
ASSASSINATION, KIDNAPING, AND ASSAULT 


On July 20, 1984, [] 


Assistant United 


States Attorney (AUSA) , Southern District of Indiana (SDI), 
Indianapolis, Indiana, was appr ised of this incTden-t— .and 
declined prosecution of subject^ 


because it lacked prosecutive merit , 


at this time 


The following is a description of subject 
developed by observation and interview: 


Name 

Sex 

Race 

Date of Birth 
Age 

Height 

Weight 

Eyes 

Hair 

So cial Security 

Ap.p.mint. Nnmbftr 
Current Address 

Scars 

Miscellaneous 


Male 



Approximately 6 ' 5" 
240 pounds 
Brown 
Brown 


Surg-ie-a'l"^car right’ 
knee 


I currently 
under treatment for 
psychiatric condition, 
currently prescribed 
medication for this 
condition (Haldol) 


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INTERFERENCE WITH FLIGHT CREW, 

U.S. AIR FLIGHT 31, 

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, TO 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 
JULY 19, 1984; 

CRIME ABOARD AIRCRAFT; 

ALLEGED THREATS AGAINST PRESIDENTIAL 
CANDIDATE WALTER F. MONDALE AND 
VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 
GERALDINE A. FERRARO 
PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENTIAL STAFF 
ASSASSINATION, KIDNAPING, AND ASSAULT 


of subject 


The following are the results of an interview 



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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


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Dat* of transcription 


7/24/64 


1 Pennsylvania 


was contacted at the Indianapolis Airport Police Holding Facility, 
where he was in custody at the time. After being advised of 
the identity of the interviewing Agents and the nature of the 
interview, he p rovided the follow ing information in the presence 
of Special AgenlJ \ United States -Secret Service: 


I [ advised he is retired from the United States 

Air Force. He further advised he is currently under treatment 
by physicians at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh 
and is receiving medication for this condition. 


He stated he had some problems on the aircraft with other 
passengers and flight attendants; he had become very nervous 
and shaky and had used some loud an d abus ive language. He advised 

he had two previous a rrests , on e in i I i n mnnar-i- i nn mi -fVi 1 

I I and one in| 

He turther advised he was a "bodyguard" fo 
and he needed to itfam him of danger to him 

I 1 advised he changed seats with a passenger 

so she and her daughter could sit together, but he had caused 
no p roblem in th e plane during the flight. It should be noted 
that I I was very nervous and agitated during the interview. 


I [stated that the next President of the United 

States will be JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, and he made that announcement 
on the plane. He further stated he made the announcement to 
the whole world and would continue to do so. He stated, "I 
don't know anything about MONDALE" and "I d on't anythin g about 

politics." At this point in the interview, | I began 

rambling and spoke of his mother and his childhood . I 
advised he would not hurt or even embarrass the candidates; 
he did state he might hit the Rever end JESSE JACKSON in the 
nose if he lied to him I I but meant no harm to any 

of the current administration or candidates. 




(Phonetic) 


I totally and forcefully denied making any threats 
against MONDALE and FERRARO. When directly questioned if he 
made any threatening statements, he stated, "It's a lie', totally" 
and "I never made any threatening statements." 


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INTERFERENCE WITH FLIGHT CREW, 

U.S. AIR FLIGHT 31, 

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, TO 
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 
JULY 19 , 1984 

CRIME ABOARD AIRCRAFT; 

ALLEGED THREATS AGAINST PRESIDENTIAL 
CANDIDATE WALTER F, MONDALE AND 
VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 
GERALDINE A. FERRARO 
PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENTIAL STAFF 
ASSASSINATION, KIDNAPING, AND ASSAULT 


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TRANSMIT VIA: 


□ Teletype 

□ Facsimile 

2^ AIRTEL 


FBI 

PRECEDEISICE: 

□ Immediate 

□ Priority 

□ Routine 


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'CLASSIFICATION: 

□ TOP SECRET 
SECRET 
CONFIDENTIAL 
LINCLAS E F T O 
UNCLAS ■ ' 

Date 8/15/84 


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TO: 


DIRECTOR, EBI 


FROM SAC, INDIANAPOLIS (164B-223) (C) 




inxerierence witn I'lignt Crew, 
US-AiT^li gSF'S'f; 

PittsLurgli/'" Pennsylvania, to 
Sah"FrancTs'co7^emiBomT^ ' 
7/l9/’84 - 

'CSAT""^ “ 

ALLEGED THREATS AGAINST 
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 
WALTER F. MONDALE AND 
VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 
GERALDINE A. FERRARO; 

PPSAKA 

00: Indianapolis 


Re Indianapolis teletype to the Bureau, Pittsburgh, 
and San Francisco, 7/19/84; 

Pittsburgh teletype to the Bureau, Indianapolis, ' 


and San Francisco, 7 /20/84: 
Te 1 ep hone call of SAp 
to SA 


n (Pittsburgh,) " ■ / 

(Indianapolis) , 7/19/84; I ' / 

Indianapolis airtel to the Bureau, 8/1/84. V, , ^ 

For the informati on- of the Bu reau. Pittsburgh, and 


San Francisco, subject 


was transferred to the 


Veterans Administration Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, 

I on 7/27 /84, where h e received his medication under the 
care of | I / / -/ 

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1 - San Francisco (164B-1036) (Info) 

1 - Indianapolis 


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On 8/13/84, contact with | | a social worker 

at t he Veterans Administration! Indianapolis , revealed 
that | I had been put on a Greyhound bus at 10 :20 AM 

on Friday, 8/10/84, and was due to arrive in Pittsburgh' * 
at appr oximately 7 *15 PM the same date. The transfer of 
subject was not an intra-hospital transfer from 

the Veterans Administration , Indianapol is, to the Veterans 
Administration, Pittsburgh; ! I traveled as a free 

individual and was to check in with his physician at the 
Veterans Administration facility in Pittsburgh upon his 
arrival there. 


SA 


was contacted by SA 


U-S. 


Secret Service, Indianapolis, 
and advise{ i of current 
stated he 


information in instant matter. SA 

was closing this case in Indianapolisand would advise U.S. 
Secret Service, Pittsburgh, of same. 


SA I |, FBI, Pittsburgh, was telephonically 

advised of disposition of this matter by SA [ 

Indianapolis . 


] 


On 7/20/84, 1 | AUSA, Southern District 

of Indiana (SDI)^ Indianapolis . was apprised of this incident 


and declined prosecution of subject|_ 


Inasmuch as th e USA's Offic e. Indianapolis, has declined 
prosecution, sub.iec ll I has been returned to Pittsburgh, 

and no investigations remain in Indianapolis in this matter, 
this case is being placed in a "Closed" status. 


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I NTERFERE N CE WIT H FLI GHT CREW ,_US_AiR 

FLIGHT- 51, PITTSBURGH, PA TO SAN_ FRANCISCO, CA, 7/19/8^} CaA; 
ALLIED THREATS AGAINST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WALTER F. MONDALE 
AND VICE-PRESIDENT lAL CANDIDATE GERALDINE A. FERRARO} PPSAKA; 00: 


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, PG, AND SF, 7/19/84. / 


ON 7/19/84, at APPROXIMATELY 10:30 A.M., THE INDIANAPOLIS 
OFFICE OF THE FBI RECEIVED A CALL FROM THE INDIANAPOLIS AIRPORT 
POLICE DEPARTMENT ADVISING THAT US AIR FLIGHT 51, ENROUIE FROM , 





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AN individual INTERFERING WITH THE FLIGHT CREW. SUBJECT WAS DE- 
PLANED WITHOUT INCIDENT OF HIS OWN ACCORD AND DETAINED BY lAP. 
flight 31 WAS DIVERTED AS A RESULT OF SUBJECT’S DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR, 
INCLUDING USING LOUD AND ABUSIVE LANGUAGE AND INTERFERING WITH 
THE FLIGHT CREW IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES. 

JOINT INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED BY IP SA | | AND USSS 

agent! ■ 


|AT APPROXIMATELY 12:15 PM AT THE lAP HOLDING 
FACILITY. RESULTS OF THE INTERVIEW REVEALED THAT THE SUBJECT DENIED 
MAKING ANY THREATS TOWARD THE PRESIDENT AND/OR PRESIDENTIAL OR VICE- 
PRESIDENTIAL candidates. IT WAS EVIDENT TO INTERVIEWING AGENTS THAT 
SUBJECT WAS SUFFERING FROM MENTAL DISORDERS. ADDITIONAL INVESTIGATION 
REVEALED SUBJECT IS CURRENTLY UNDER PSYCHIATRY CARE OF THE 
PITTSBURGH’S VETERANS ADMINISTRATION, DIAGNOSED AS A PARANOID 
SCHIZOPHRENIC, ON AN OUT-PATIENT STATUS AND IS CURRENTLY PRESCRIBED 
MEDICATION FOR THIS CONDITION. 

SUBJECT WAS RELEASED TO THE CUSTODY OF THE INDIANAPOLIS POLICE 
DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORTATION TO WISHARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INDPLS. 

IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT SUBJECT WILL APPEAR AT A CIVIL PROCEEDING 
AT THAT FACILITY TO DETERMINE FURTHER ACTION REGARDING HIS MENTAL 


COND ITION. 


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UNITED states ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, INDIANAPOLIS, IS WITHHOLDING 
prosecutive OPINION, PENDING RECEIPT OF PSYCHIATRIC REPORTS AND 
RESULTS OF INTERVIEWS OF FLIGHT CREW AND PASSENGERS BY THE SF 
DiV OF THE FBI, 

THE FOLLOWING IS A DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT OBTAINED BY OBSERVATION 
AND INTERVIEW: (X)NAME, 


DOB J 


SSAN, 


ADDRESS, 


RACE, 


BLACK; SEX, MALE; A6£,| | HEIGHT, 6' 4"; WEIGHT, 245 LBS; HAIR, 

brown; EYES, BROWN; SCARS, SURGICAL SCAR ON RIGHT KNEE; MISCELLANEOUS, 

(X) 


PG AT PITTSBURGH, PA:. WILL FURNISH IP WITH BACKGROUND INFO 
REGARDING SUBJECT, INCLUDING MEDICAL HISTORY. 

SF AT SAN FRANCISCO, CA: WILL PROVIDE IP WITH RESULTS OF 

INTERVIEWS OF FLIGHT CREW AND PASSENGERS/WITNESSES, 

IP AT INDIANAPOLIS, IN: (1) WILL FOLLOW AND REPORT LOCAL 
ACTION REGARDING SUBJECT; (2) WILL, UPON RECEIPT OF ABOVE INVES- 
TIGATION FROM PG AND SF, PRESENT TO THE USA FOR PROSECUTIVE OPINION; 
AND (3) WILL SUBMIT FD-365 WITH LHM. 


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Ai.O HOST OF IT L'rtS ILLOoIOnL, STHOHGLY ISDICATIHG PHEL-Li.T aOD 
COwTIOUILG HEi.TAL OISOHOEH. 

HO OH'L r.EPOHTED HEAHIHG AHY SUCK DtiAT AGAIHST THE PkESIDEHT 
0:; may PHi^SIOEHTlAL CAjUjIDhTE. SU3JECT TAS KEAPL TO SAY THAT HE 
(AiS GOIivS TO TKL COHVEhTIOH TO "YOU KHOU fHlU WILL OE PHESIOEHl." 

OF THU ■■..'ITH.'CnSUS nUPOETU.O AHY ALTEHCiEiIOH ALIKCUGK 
SLi.Ji.0T HAS EILULY SHIHGI.iG HIS i-iOwS hwD AT OHE FGIHT A STE'.’APLUCS 
v.'.iS FuHC&O To sack AUaY F.iOn SLU.J1CT TO aVOIs UEIi^G STHUCK. 

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aUTaO.iITUS 10 E..,OVE HIHi F.UOii THE aLIGaAFT. 

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A SBiALiED indictment — wMclynames John Zaccaro in a 
cable TV bribery scam — was l^ded up yesterday in Queens' 
Supreme Court amid fast and fpnous legal maneuvering. 

Zaccaro*s lawyer. Robert Mgryillo. confirmed that Zaccaro — 
husband of former vice pTesWratialcandidate Geraldine Ferraro 
— was named in th^^docum^t. 

Zaccaxo.has beemtmder^vestigation for allegedly soliciting a $1 
million fee for trying to obtain a cable franchise for Cable vision Inc. 

Zaccaro's was the only one in- the indictment, according to 

sources close >to the ^ ' 


case. / 

A sealed idmctment 
against ' / !Rpchael 
Nussbaum, a former 
campalgp^ manager 
for/1^ Queens bor- 
ough^ president Don- 
ald Manes, 
handed up Monday 
afternoon, , according 
toas6urce.‘ . 

IS^ussbaum also was 
beingv investigated for 
allegedly/' seeking 


her the^hews **because 
she h^ hpt expected 
the decision today,” 
aaid a source. 

Fotsto rushed 

home to Forest Hills, 
and when reach^ by 
Post last night 
for a; comment on, the 
indictment^ she 


money^' feimrcompa^ ^ slammed down the 
nies in the nnming for phone, 
cable' TV franchises ill. Earlier, Zaccaro 
Qu^ns: ■ ‘ ^ tb; reporters 

Me'^charges in who had been camped 

indictinent - against ' outside, ^ Manhat- 


Zaccaro were not re- 
vealed. 

sealed,’* Mor- 
villb said. 1 / 

He ^d that when 
heJasked Asst " DA 
Paul‘3Pickelle about 
its .Contents, “he told 
me he can’t tell me.” 
Through Morvillo, 
Zaccaro issued a 
statement saying, 
“Untillgetthe details 
of what was contained 
in'^e indictment I 
-am not going to have 
any comment** 
I^caro called his 
, wife in Detroit to tell 


outside his Manhat- 
:tm office ^ day. 

“We hi^e a, long 
way It’s not 

over yet^e said. 

He refus^ to Com- 
ment further. 

But .he blasted 
Queen's DA John Saii- 
tucci in a statement 
issued by his lawyer, 
calling the DA*s 
dramatic maneuver- 
ing a **p^cked race 
to file a charge to pre- 
clude us from gaining 
a fair hearing.” 

He was attacking 
Santuccl for deliver- 
ing the sealed indict- 


ment to Acting Su- 
preme Court Justice 
Seymour Rotker 

while Morvillo was 
asking another. 

Queens judge to. block 
the “likely” indict- 
ment on the grounds 
that the grand juiy 
that heard the case 
was illegeJ. 

By handing up the 
indictment, Santuccl’s 
office made that hear- 
ing moot ‘since the in- 
dictment — 
handed, up — cannot 
be blocked. W- 

But, Morvillo notedl 
itistill can be invali-,\ 
dated at a later datei* 
^ Pickelle refused to) 
disciiss the case, 

A spokesman for 
Santucci would only ^ 
say that “.we are con- 
tinuing the investiga- 
tion.” 

Morvillo claims that 
the grand jury that 
heard e^ddence 
against Zaccaro was 
illegal because prose- 
cutor Pickelle isn’t a 
full-time city resident 


Memorandum ^ 



Subject 


Date ^ 


Former Congresswoman Geraldine A. Ferraro 


SST:GEMcD:PEG:ab 

186-16-791 


The Director 
Federal Bureau of 
Investigation 




Stephen S . Trott 
Assistant Attorney General 
Criminal Division 


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The Public Integrity Section has concluded a prelim- 
I inary inquiry into complaints that former Congresswoman 
'Geraldine Ferraro may have violated the False Statements 
1 Statute (18 U.S.C. §1001) in filing Ethics in Government 
,Act (EIGA) financial disclosure statements with the House 
of Representatives from 1979 through 1984. We request that 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation assist the Public Integrity 
Section in conducting further investigation. 

The Public Integrity Section's inquiry has centered 
[upon the ownership and multiple real estate transfers in 
jl978 of certain commercial property located in New York City, 
which may have violated the Federal Election Campaign Act. 

'The true ownership and nature of these real estate conveyances 
may have been falsely portrayed, through statement and omission 
of fact, on Ms. Ferraro's House financial disclosure statements 
to conceal possible unlawful and criminal campaign activity 
from the Federal Election Commission and Ferraro's political 
opponents. ///// /A / 





Please have the supervisory Special Agent assigned 'to 
this matter contact Public Integr ity Section attorn eys 
H. Marshall Jarrett (724-6970) or| | 

'(724-7069). 


26 APR 11 1980 




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3/29/85 


JUDGE: 


RE: FORJiffiR CONGRESSWOMAN GERALDINE A.VFERRARO; 




ALLEGATIONS OF gSr SFT ST ATEMENTS IN FILING 
^Hierinr^VEiySfMSNT ACT'"bFn37'S'-^(TSGA)’ 

- RINANCIAL DISCLO SURE STATEJ^NXS^WIIH 
THE HOUSE’oF RE'P^tESENTATT^ES'FROM 
197^TffirbtrGH“l§W“ " 


Ey attached letter of 3/25/85 , Steve Trott requests 
that the Bureau conduct an investigation of allegations that 
former Congresswoman and 1984 Democratic Vice -Presidential 
Nominee Geraldine A. Ferraro violated Federal law in filing 
financial statements pursuant to the EIGA wherein the true 
ownership of certain commerical property located in New York 
City may have been falsely portrayed. In response to Mr. Trott' 
letter, a representative of the White Collar Crimes Section, 
Criminal Investigative Division, will meet with an attorney 
from the Department's Public Integrity Section to discuss in 
detail the nature and scope of the investigation requested. 

The Department will be advised that in accordance with existing 
procedures , the Bureau will handle the actual conduct of the 
investigation, with investigative results furnished to the 
Department as required. l' will keep you advised of significant 
developments as they occur. 







Enc losur e pp 


0. Revell 





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^he Assistant Attorftegr Osi'iorai, Ctimitial oivisiour 
15*. S* JDopairfcment of (EOJ) / Ixas xoguost^d that the FBI 

coh^aot ah investigatioji of aiiegations that fortaer Con^XesS" 
ytonsi^ ah^ l$8i pemocratiO VlceHPxosidejitiaX Cah)cLl<^te 
Oeraldihe A* Ferraro violator Federal law (18 OSC 1801) ia 
filing flxtahcial stateet.ahta puraaaht to the Ethics ia •Sov^h’- 
so^mt Act of ldt8 wherein the true owhorshlp of certain 
csonjsaeroial property located la Eow forh City .jaay have hcoB 
falsely portrayed* ^Phe OOi? has advised tliat should evideace 
he uncovered sufficient to present this mtter before a Federal 
grand jury^ that venue would lie in the District of Colusafoia, 
Accordingly# -the Washington Field Office is being designated 
as Office of Origin* 

^ 2fott are reguested to expeditiously assign this matter 

“to an experienced and saature Special Agent Accountant (SAA) 

(an S&A who is also a Certified Fufoiic Accourttant would be 
desirable) who preferrahly has badteground in real estate 
financial transactions* The identity of the SAA selocte 
should he provided as soon as posaihle to the Public Corruption 
Ilnit, White collar Critaes Section, crirainBl investigative 
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By letter 4afccd 3/25/D5< iissistant; Attorney General 
Stoplien S. Trott requested an FBI investigation into allegations 
that captioned subject r.iay have violated the False Stata’^ents 
Statute (IS use 1001) in the course of filing financial dis- 
closaro statCTnento as required by the lithics in Governnent Act 
of 1970 during the period 1979 through 1984* On 4/1/85# a 
ropreoontativo of the Public Cor r option unit, (vhito Collar 
Crisnes Section Criwinal Investigative Division# raot wipi-J3£ii_ 

Fablic Integrity Section Attorneys Ilarohall Jarrotfc and| 

I to discuss the nature and scope of the requested 
invoBtigation ► 

It was learned that tiae allegations rccolvod by the 
DOJ center around i'fe. Ferrara's reporting of business dcaiiaga 
in connection with a piece of property located at 231-235 bo 

Center Street, Kew Vorh, Hew Tork, There is evidence that b7c 

the true nature and ownership of this property was concealed, 
possibly by saeans of shell co.apanieo, stravr^cn and loso than 
arras length transactions . Tho BOJ is in receipt of numerous 
documents fron the Federal Flections cornrnission , the v^ashington 
Lcgiil Fou ndation (a coraolaiaanb in this matter) and ZI s« Ferraro's 
attornovBl I , and 

U Although 

it appeara that a significant arrount of investigation will 
occur in Hew Vorl: City, since venue lis this natter will lie 
in the District of Columbia, ViFO has been designated as Office 
of Origin* 


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Memorandum 




To 


Mr. Revell 


Date 


4A 


a. 


From 


Subject : 


H. N. Helterliof:^!^ 


Q. 


FORMER .CONGRESSWOMAN GERALDINE A.'-FERRARO; 
ALLEGATIONS. OF FALSE STATEMENTS. IN FILING . 
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT. ACT. OF 1978 
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS. WITH 
THE HOUSE OF REPRESEN.TAT.IVES FROM 1979 
THROUGH 1984; FAG 
00 : WFO 


PURPOSE ;■ . To request .authority to. maintain the Bufile for 
captioned matter in the Special File Room. 

RECOMMENDATION ; .That the Bufile; for captioned matter he. 
maintained in the Special File .Room. 






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DETAILS' ;- . The Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, 

U. S... Department of Justice has. requested that .the FBI. conduct 
an investigation of allegations that former Congresswoman 
and Vice 'Presidential Candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro, violated 
Federal -law C18 USC lOOl)- . in filing; financial .statements, pursuant 
to. the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 wherein the true owner- 
.ship of. certain commercial property located in New .York City 
may have heen falsely portrayed. 


PWKriyh 


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1 Mr . Monroe C.Attn 
1 - Mr-. Rcve - ll • 

1 - — Mr. Clarko - 
i Mr; Gilbert ■ : 


CCONTINUED - OVER! 






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- Mr. Helterhoff 

- Mr . Clancy 


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APR 1985/?/^ 






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H. N.. Helterho'ff. to' Mr. Revell Memorandum 
BE:. FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN GERALDINE A. FERRARO, 


To assist in protecting the integrity, of this 
investigation, it is recommended that .the file created to. 
receive and store material generated during the course of 
investigation be maintained in the Special File Room. Access 
ta this file should be limited to the following individuals : 


Mr. Oliver B. Revell 
Mr. Floyd I. Clarke 
Mr. Wayne R. Gilbert 
Mr. Hal N. Helterhdff 

Mr. William J. Clancy, Jr. 

be 

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Assistant Director, Criminal 
Investigative' Division 

Deputy. Assistant Director, 

Criminal Investigative Division 

Deputy Assistant Diredtor, 

■Criminal Investigative Division 

Chief, .White-Collar Crimes 
Section, Criminal Investi- 
gative Division 

Chief, P.ublic Corruption Unit, 
.White-Collar Crimes Section, 
Criminal Investigative Division 

SSA, Public Corruption Unit, 
White-Collar Crimes Section, 
Criminal Investigative Division 


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P 24 laiOZ APR 85 I,,' 

FM ; /•'TTOSHlNGTON FIELD OFFICE (46A-11363) (P) (C-7) 


TO: MDIBECTOH, FBI PRIORITY 


ATTENTION : 






PUBLIC CORRUPTION UNIT, WCC. CID 


U N C L A S 


FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN GERALDINE A. FERRARO; ALLEGATIONS OF 
FALSE STATEMENTS IN FILING ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978 
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS WITH THE HOUSE OF REPRESEN- 
TATIVES FROM 1979 THROUGH 1984; -FAG; (00:WF0) 

RE BU AIRTEL TO WFO. 4/2/85; CONFERENCE MEETING RE 
CAPTIONED MATTER AT PIS ON 4/10/85; AND TEL CAL BETWEEN 


FBIHQ AND SA 


WFO ON 4/18/85. 


AS THE BUREAU IS AWARE, WFO CASE AGENTS, 



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1 / / 


HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING A REVIEW 


OF VOLUMINOUS FILES. DOCUMENTS, PUBLIC RECORDS. ETC. THAT 
HAVE BEEN ACCUMULATED BY THE PUBLIC INTEGRITY SECTION (PIS) 





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PAGK TWO DE WF #0014 U N C L A S 

DOJ, REGARDING CAPTIONED MATTER. THESE RECORDS WERE OBTAINED 
FROM PIS IN REFERENCED CONFERENCE MEETING ON 4/10/85. 

ON 4/23/85, A MEETING WAS HELD AT PIS BETWEEN WFO CASE 
AGENTS AND PIS ATTORNEYS MARSHALL JARRETT AND | ~| 

THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING WAS TO DISCUSS IN GENERAL TERMS 
THE FACTS OF THE CASE, INCLUDING THE SPECIFIC ALLEGATIONS 
AGAINST FERRARO AND POSSIBLE CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS INVOLVED. 

ALLEGATIONS , 

THIS INVESTIGATION IS PFIEDICATED ON THE ALLEGATIONS THAT b6 

b7C 

GERALDINE FERRARO DELIBERATELY FAILED TO DISCLOSE ON HER 
HOUSE FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FORMS. ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES 
SURROUNDING THE 1978 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING THE 
PURCHASE AND SALE OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 231 CENTRE STREET. 

NEW YORK. NEW YORK AND AS SUCH VIOLATED TITLE 18. USC 1001. 

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT JARRETT ANP | [ EMPHASIZED 

THAT DOJ HAS TAKEN THE POSITION THAT IT WILL PROSECUTE MEMBERS 
OF CONGRESS IN CASES' WHERE THOSE CONGRESSMEN KNOWINGLY AND 
WILLINGLY MADE FALSE STATEMENTS ON THEIR HOUSE DISCLOSURE 
STATEMENTS WHERE IT CAN BE PRO-VEN THE PURPOSE OF THE FALSE STATE- 
MENT (S) WAS TO CONCEAL OR COVERUP SOME UNDERLYING TRANSACTION 
THAT WAS EITHER IMPROPER. ILLEGAL OR CRIMINAL. 


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PAGE THREE DE WF #0014 U N C L A S 

BACKGROUND SURROUNDING 231 CENTRE STREET. 

1 

IN 197B, FERRARO ACCEPTED APPROXIMATELY $130,000 IN 

LOANS FR0M| I AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS bv 

TO FINANCE HER INITIAL CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN. JUST PRIOR 
TO THE GENERAL ELECTION. THESE LOANS WERE FOUND BY THE FEDERAL 
ELECTIONS COMMITTEE (FEC) TO BE ILLEGAL AND FERRARO WAS 
FORCED TO PAY BACK THE LOANS. FACED WITH THE OBLIGATION OF 
REPAYING THE $130,000. FERRARO SOLD HER INTEREST IN A PIECE 
OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 231 CENTRE STREET. NEW YORK 
CITY. 

FERRARO'S CONNECTION WITH THIS PROPERTY BEGAN ON 5/1/78 
WHEN POLAROB REALTY CORPORATION, A "DUMMY" CORPORATION, PURCHASED 
THE CENTRE STREET PROPERTY FROM NORFOLK PROPERTIES . INC. THE 
CONTRACT OF SALE PROVIDED THAT POLAROB PAY A TOTAL PURCHASE 
PRICE OF $175,500. TERMS OF THE CONTRACT PROVIDED $7,500 Tp 
BE PAID AT THE SIGNING OF THE CONTRACT, $43,395 TO BE PAID 
AT CLOSING AND A NOTE OF $124,605 TO BE HELD BY THE SELLER, 

NORFOLK PROPERTIES. ON THE SAME DAY, 5/1/78, POLAROB DEEDED 
ITS ENTIRE INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY. 50 PERCENT TO MELRO 



PAGE FOUR DE WF #0014 U N C L A S 


COMPANY, 


TO FERRARO. 


AND 50 PERC 


^NT 


CS ALSO A BUSINESS ASSOCIATE OF 


□ 


MELRO AND FERRARO PAID THE SAME PRICE AS POLAROB. 


PURPORTEDLY POLAROB IS OPERATED BY ONE 


AN ATTORNEY 


WHO REPRESENTS FERRARO'S REAL ESTATE INTERESTS. IT IS ALSO 
PURPORTED THAT THE ROLE OF POLAROB IN THIS TRANSACTION MERELY 
SERVED TO INSULATE THE BUYERS (FERRARO & MELRO) FROM PERSONAL 
LIABILITY . 

ON 10/5/78. FERRARO SOLD HER 50 PERCENT INTEREST IN THE 
CENTRE STREET PROPERTY TO MELRO COMPANY. THIS SALE WAS NEGOTIATED 

BY I AND I | . ALTHOUGH FERRARO AND | | 

HAD PAID $175,500 FOR THE PROPERTY FIVE MONTHS EARLIER, A 
VALUATION OF $325,000 WAS USED IN THE SECOND SALE. FERRARO 
RECEIVED APPROXIMATELY $100,000 AS THE RESULT OF HER SALE. THIS 
AMOUNT IS REACHED BY DIVIDING THE $325,000 VALUATION IN HALF 
($162,500) AND SUBSTRACTING FERRARO'S $72,000 OBLIGATION ON 
ONE HALF OF THE MORTGAGE. MELRO FINANCED THIS BUY-OUT BY USING 


MONEY BORROWED FROM NORTHEASTERN TRADING COMPANY, AN ENTITY* 



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- PAGE- FIVE DE WF #001^ U N C L A S 

I SUBSEQUENTLY REPURCHASED FERRARO ^8 50 PERCENT ' " ^ 

be 

SHARE IN JANUARY. 1979 PAYING NORTHEASTERN TRADING COMPANY $100,000. 57 

"I AND I I HAVE ADMITTED THAT THIS REPURCHASE WAS 

PURSUANT TO AN UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE TWO MEN REACHED SHORTLY 
AFTER THE TIME OF FERRARO'S SALE. IN NOVEMBER. 1380. THE CENTRE 
STREET PROPERTY WAS SOLD TO W S- N ENTERPRISES FOR $375,000. 

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE FOREGOING INFORMATION WAS 
OBTAINED THROUGH A NUMBER OF SOURCES, INCLUDING RESULTS OF 
INVESTIGATIONS CONDUCTED BY THE FEC . THE COMMITTEE ON 
STANDARDS OF OFFICIAL CONDUCT. U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 
AND INFORMATION RELEASED BY FERRARO'S LEGAL COUNSEL, THE 
INFORMATION HEREIN IS NOT THE RESULT OF FBI INVESTIGATION. 

WITH RESPECT TO THE ALLEGATIONS. QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN 
RAISED REGARDING THE ORIGIN OF THE INITIAL $25,000 USED BY 
FERRARO TO BUY INTO THE CENTRE STREET PROPERTY. ADDITIONAL 
QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN RAISED AS TO WHETHER THIS TRANSACTIONS WAS 
AT "ARMS LENGTH” BECAUSE OF THE SUBSTANTIALLY UNDERVALUED SALES 
PRICE OF THE PROPERTY AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE, 





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PAGE SIX DE WF #0014 U N C L A S ' 

AS STATED EARLIER, WFO HAS COMPLETED ITS INITIAL REVIEW OF 
DOCUMENTS AND WILL IMMEDIATELY INITIATE SCHEDULING OF THE 
FOLLOWING INTERVIEWS: 



THE ABOVE INTERVIEWS HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS THE MOST LOGICAL 
TO START THE INVESTIGATION WITH, HOWEVER, IT IS EXPECTED THESE 
INTERVIEWS WILL NOT BE CONCLUSIVE IN NATURE AND AS SUCH ADDITIONAL 
INVESTIGATION IS EXPECTED. 

THE BUREAU WILL BE KEPT APPRISED OF ALL PERTINENT DEVELOP- 
MENTS . 

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yi^orandum 




Subject 


Former Congresswoman Geraldine A. 


2 5 1385 

Ferraro | SST:GEMcD:PEG:ab 

186-16-791 


To The Director 

Federal Bureau of 
Investigation 


From Stephen S. Trott 

Assistant Attorney General 
Criminal Division 


The Public Integrity Section has concluded a prelim- 
inary inquiry into complaints that former Congresswoman 
Geraldine Ferraro may have violated the False Statements 
Statute (18 D.S.C. §1001) in filing Ethics in Government 
Act (EIGA) financial disclosure statements with the House 
of Representatives from 1979 through 1984. We request that 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation assist the Public Integrity 
Section in conducting further investigation. 

The Public Integrity Section's inquiry has centered 
upon the ownership and multiple real estate transfers in 
1978 of certain commercial property located in New York City/ 
which may have violated the Federal Election Campaign Act. 

The true ownership and nature of these real estate conveyances 
may have been falsely portrayed, through statement and omission 
of fact, on Ms. Ferraro's House financial disclosuiie statements 
to conceal possible unlawful and criminal campaign activity 
from the Federal Election Commission and Ferraro's political 
opponents . 

Please have the supervisory Special Agent assigned to 
this matter contact Public Integr ity Section attor neys 
H. Marshall Jarrett (724-6970) or l I 

(724-7069) . 



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INBOX. 1 (#3057) 


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FM; SAC, WASHINGTON FIELD (46A-11363) (P) (SQ C-7) 


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UNCLAS _ 

FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN GERALDINE A. FERRARO: ALLEGATIONS 
OF FALSE STATEMENTS IN FILING ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 




1373 FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS WITH THE HOUSE OF 
REPRESENTATIVES FROM 137S THROUGH 1984; FAG; OOiWFO 


RE TEL CALL BETWEEN SSA 


FBIHQ AND SA 


WFO ON 4/30/85, 


FOR INFORMATION OF FBIHQ, WFO CASE AGENTS CONDUCTED 


INTERVIEWS OF 


[N NEW YORK ON 4/29 AND 30/85. THE FOLLOWING IS 


A SUMMARY OF INFORMATION OBTAINED DURING THOSE INTERVIEWS 

I 1 9'<;^-?s'o/ 

-r*MmK.T-%T Tt- TT1T.1 I I 


INTERVIEW OF 


20 9 1985 


97MAYa0198S 






PAGE TWO DE WF ttOOOB UNCLAS 

IS PRESENTLY A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR AND HAS 

BEEN EMPLOYED IN THAT CAPACITY FOR MANY YEARS. | 

SAMSON ROSENBLATT (DECEASED) PURCHASED THE PROPERTY 
AT 231 CENTRE STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK OVER 25 YEARS AGO. 
SAMSON ROSENBLATT BOUGHT THE PROPERTY UNDER NORP’OLK PROPERTIES. 
INCORPORATED, A COMPANY OWNED AND MANAGED BY SAMSON ROSENBLATT. 
THIS WAS THE ONLY PROPERTY OWNED AND/OR CONTROLLED BY NORFOLK 
PROPERTIES. APPROXIMATELY 15 TO 20 YEARS AGO, SAMSON ROSENBLATT 
CONVEYED THE PROPERTY AT 231 CENTRE STREET TO 

AND I I OF SAMSON ROSENBLATT) . THE BUILDING 

WAS THEN LEASED BACK TO 231 CENTRE STREET. CORPORATION. 

THIS CORPORATION WAS OWNED AND OPERATED BY SAMSON ROSENBLATT. 

IN 1978, SAMSON ROSENBLATT AGREED TO SELL 231 CENTRE 


STREET TO 


ROSENBLATT DID NOT CONSULT 


I I OR I I REGARDING THE SALE OF 

THE PROPERTY DESPITE THE FACT THAT THEY WERE THE OWNERS OF IT. 


BELIEVED THAT 


SOLD THE 


PROPERTY BECAUSE HE (SAMSON) THOUGHTF 


JMADE A GOOD 


OFFER AND BECAUSE HE (SAMSON) HAD DECIDED TO LIQUIDATE SOME 


OF HIS ASSETS. SAMSON ROSENBLATT DECIDED TO LIQUIDATE SOME 




PAGE THREE DE WF #0006 UNCLAS 

OF HIS ASSETS BECAUSE HE WAS 80 YEARS OLD AND APPARENTLY 
B'ELT NO NEED TO HOLD ALOT OF PROPERTIES. 

WAS OPPOSED TO THE SALE OF THE PROPERTY AND INDICATED AS 


KNEW FEW FACTS SURROUNDING THE SALE 
CAUSE HANDLED THE ENTIRE 


OF 231 CENTRE STREET BECAUSE] [HANDLED THE ENTIRE 

TRANSACTION AND DID NOT INVOLVE HIM, 

BELIEVES THAt I 1 WAS NOT 

PRESSURED INTO SELLING THE PROPERTY BY | | OR ANYONE 

ELSE- HE FURTHER BELIEVES THAT WAS OLD AND 

SINCERELY THOUGHT HE WAS MAKING A GOOD DEAL REGARDLESS 
OF THE B'ACT THE PROPERTY SOLD B*OR $50,000 UNDER THE ASSESSED 


VALUE . ACCOPiDING TO 


THERE WERE OTHER PROPERTIES 


THAT 

TIME FRAME - 


SOLD BELOW ASSESSED VALUE DURING THE SAME 


STATED THAT 


NOT SENILE BUT PERHAPS WAS A LITTLE OUT OF STEP WITH THE 
REAL ESTATE BUSINESS. 


IS AN ATTOHNEY-AT-LAW AND HAS A BUSINESS ADDRESS 


AT 8TH AND ilTH STREET. NEW YORK. NEW YORK. 


RECALLED 



PAGK FOUR DE WF #0006 UNCLAS 

THAT SOMETIME IN LATE 1377 AND/OR EARLY 1978. JOE DUNN 


(DECEASED) CAME TO 




AND REQUESTED 


TOR SALE OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT 231 CENTRE 

STREET* DUNN WAS A BUSINESS BROKER AND DID NOT HAVE A 


BROKER "S LICENSE. 


THE 


PROPERTY . 


OWEVER. WAS UNABLE TO RECALL DETAILS 


OF THE TRANSACTION, NOR COULD HE REMEMBER THE IDENTITIES 
OF EITHER THE SELLER OH PURCHASER. 


IS AN ATTORNEY-AT-LAW AND IS 

WITH THE LAW FIRM OF SLADE &- PELLMAN , 850 THIRD AVENUE, NEW 
YORK, NEW YORK. DURING THE PJ?mOD OF | | 

THE NEW YORK LAW FIRM OF BONDY & SCHLOSS . 

] ACKNOWLEDGED THAT HE ON OCCASION 
SAMSON ROSENBLATT IN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS. WITO RESPECT 


TO THE SALE OF 231 CENTRE STREET, 


WAS UNABLE TO RECALL 


ANY OF THE PERTINENT CIRCUMSTANCES. 


SUGGESTED THAT 


HE OBTAIN THE FILE CONTAINING THE DOCUMENTS SURROUNDING SALE 


OF 231 CENTRE STREET FROM BONDY S' SCHLOSS AND THAT REVIEW 


OF THESE DOCUMENTS MAY ASSIST HIM RB:CALL THE DETAILS OF THE 



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TRANSACTION . IT WAS MUTALLY AGREED THAT 


VOULD BE 


REINTERVIEWED BY THE FBI IN THE NEAR FUTURE REGARDING THIS 


MATTER. 


WAS CORDIAL TO THE INTERVIEWING SA"S AND 


COOPERATIVE IN HIS EFFORTS TO ASSIST THE FBI IN THIS 
INVESTIGATION , 


FOR INFORMATION OF FBIHQ, WFO RECENTLY CONTACTED 


OF POLAROB CORPORATION AND ATTORNEY REPRE- 


SENTING FERRARO IN SALE OF 231 CENTRE STREET. 


DECLINED 


TO BE INTERVIEWED BY THE FBI REGARDING CAPTIONED MATTER. 


SUBSTANTIATED HIS DECLINATION BY INVOKING ATTORNEY/ 


CLIENT PRIVILEGE. 


CNFORMED THE FBI THAT SHOULD FERRARO 


WAIVE THE ATTORNEY /CLIENT PRIVILEGE. HE WOULD THEREAFTER 
BE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW. 

THE FOREGOING WAS IMMEDIATELY BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION 


OF THE PUBLIC INTEGRITY SECTION. 


COUNSEL 


FOR FERRARO HAS SUBSEQUENTLY ADVISED THAT HE DOES NOT BELIEVE 
A ATTORNEY/ CLIENT RELATIONSHIP EXISTED BETWEEN FERRARO AND 


IT IS EXPECTED 


WILL ENCOURAGE 


COOPERATE WITH THE FBI. 

IF AND WHEN THIS MATTER IS RESOLVED. WFO WILL IMMEDIATELY 


INITIATE INTERVIEW OF 




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A SUMMARY OF THE ALLEGATIONS AND INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED 
TO DATE. HAVE BEEN SET OUT UNDER SEPARATE COVER TO NEW YORK 
DIVISION. 

BUREAU AND NEW YORK WILL BE KEPT ADVISED OF ALL PERTINENT 
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AGENCY, INC., 161 WILLIAM STREET, NEW YORK,' NEW YORK. 


IS AN 


BUSINESS SINCE 


AND HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE INSURANCE 




[became ACQUAINTED WITH GERALDINE FERRARO AND 

IsOMETIME AROUND 1972.1 IaND 


IND OVER A PERIOD OF YEARS BECAME 


FRIENDS, 


AROUND 1974 OR 1975, BOTH FERRARO AND 

I BEGAN TO DISCUSS VARIOUS WAYS OF EN- 
HANCING THEIR CAREERS. FERRARO EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN POLITICS 


AND THROUGHOUT THIS PERIOD, THE 


ALONG WITH 


ATTENDED POLITICAL AFFAIRS. 

SOMETIME IN LATE 1977 OR EARLY 1978, THE LONG TIME IN- 
CUMBENT CONGRESSMAN FROM THE 9TH DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ANNOUNCED 
HIS RETIREMENT. THIS VACANT SEAT STIMULATED FERRARO'S INTEREST 
AND NOT LONG AFTERWARD, SHE ANNOUNCED HER CANDIDACY. 

I I RECALLED A MEETING AT FERRARO'S HOUSE IN LATE 


APRIL OR EARLY MAY, 1978. THIS WAS DEPICTED AS A "FEASIBILITY 


MEETING" THE PURPOSE OF WHICH WAS TO DETERMINE HOW BEST TO 



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RUN AN EFFECTIVE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN. THE MEETING WAS INFORMAL 
IN NATURE AND ATTENDED BY ROUGHLY 17 OR 18 PEOPLE. ATTENDEES 



THAT $150,000 TO $200,000 WOULD BE REQUIRED TO FINANCE THE 
CAMPAIGN. I [ stated THAT FERRARO'S FAMILY COULD CONTRIBUTE 

ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY TOWARDS THE CAMPAIGN, INCLUDING THE CANDIDATE 
AND THAT ADDITIONAL REVENUE COULD BE RAISED FROM "FRIENDS OR UNIONS." 

AS I I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPOSITING 

ALL MONIES CONTRIBUTED TO FERRARO'S CAMPAIGN. | | <1LS0 

PAID BILLS AND SALARIES OF EMPLOYEES. 

IWAS NOT AWARE THAT FERRARO OWNED PROPERTY 
LOCATED AT 231 CENTRE STREET, UNTIL THE FEC VIOLATION BECAME 
AN ISSUE. THERE WAS NEVER ANY INDICATION THAT THIS PROPERTY 
WAS OWNED BY ANYONE ELSE EXCEPT FERRARO. 

I I BELIEVES FERRARO POSSESSED LITTLE KNOWLEDGE 

OF I [ BUSINESS DEALINGS. THE BELIEF WAS BASED ON 

THE FACT THAT I I IS A VERY QUIET AND PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL. 

FERRARO WAS CHARACTERIZED AS VERY SELF-CENTERED, WHO WAS IN- 






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TERESTED TO DISTRACTION OVER HER CAREER AND HAD LITTLE INTEREST 
IN ANYTHING EXCEPT WHAT SHE WAS WORKING ON. 



NY, INITIALLY MET AND FERRARO IN THE SPRING OF 1978. 

MET FERRARO THROUGH MUTUAL ACQUAINTANCE | 

WHO CONIACTED I I tO DETERMINE IF HE WOULP | | C0N- 

GRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR FERRARO. AFTER MEETING WITH FERRARO 
AND I 

AT THE OUTSET, I jlNFORMED FERRARO THAT SHE WOULD NOT 

BE ABLE TO RAISE MONEY OF ANY CONSEQUENCE INASMUCH AS FERRARO. 

WAS AN "UNKNOWN QUANTITY" IN THE POLITICAL ARENA. 

CAUTIONED FERRARO THAT HER CAMPAIGN WOULD PROBABLY COST $200,000 

TO $300,000. FERRARO NOR DID NOT APPEAR DISTURBED BY 

THIS AND GOT THE IMPRESSION THAT BOTH OF THEM WERE 



SUBSTANTIAL FINANCIALLY. 

WAS NOT COGNIZANT OF FERRARO'S INVESTMENT AT 231 

CENTRE STREET. SOMETIME IN LATE AUGUST OR EARLY SEPTEMBER, 
1978, SOMEONE TOLD I I THAT THE METHOD BY WHICH THE CAM- 
PAIGN HAD BEEN FINANCED WAS ILLEGAL. WAS NOT AWARE 

THAT FERRARO SOLD HER INTEREST IN 231 CENTRE STREET IN ORDER 






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TO RESOLVE HER MONEY PROBLEMS. | | HAD NO INPUT INTO THE 

SOLUTION OF THE ILLEGAL CONTRIBUTIONS AND DOUBTS THAT ANYONE 
OTHER THAN FERRARO AND WERE PART OF THIS DECISION. 

FOR INFORMATION OF THE BUREAU, INTERVIEW OF 
SON OF I I IS SCHEDULED FOR INTERVIEW AT HIS OFFICE 


IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ON 5/23/85. 
INTERVIEWS OF 



ARE ANTICIPATED 


IN NEW YORK DURING THE WEEK OF 5/28-31/85. FBIHQ AND NEW YORK 


WILL BE APPRISED OF INTERVIEW DATES WHEN SCHEDULED. 


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U N C L A S 



AND COMMERCIAL LAW. 

MET 


AND 1970 THROUGH 


SOMETIME BETWEEN THE YEARS 1968 

THE PURPOSE OF THIS ASSOCIATION 
WAS UNABLE TO RECALL. 


WAS A REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION WHICK 

ImET GERALDINE FERRARO IN APPROXIMATELY 1976 OR 
THE PURPOSE OF THIS ASSOCIATION WAS 

MAINTAINED NO 


1977 THROUGH 


LIKEWISE A REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION. 

SOCIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH EITHER FERRARO OR 


] RECALLED THAT HE ACTED AS ATTORNEY ON APPROXIMATELY 


THREE TO FIVE REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS . WITH 

INVOLVED IN ALL OF THESE BUSINESS DEALS AS A PARTNER WITH 

TWO OF THE TRANSACTIONS INVOLVED THE PURCHASE AND 


WAS 


SALE OF PROPERTIES LOCATED AT 231 CENTRE STREET AND 231 GRAND 

[ ACTED ONLY AS AN ATTORNEY AND NEVER HAD 


STREET, NYC. 


ANY PERSONAL BUSINESS INTERESTS IN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS 
WITH I I AND 


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ISECDRED THE DEAL TO PURCHASE 231 CENTRE STREET 
THROUGH JOE DUNN (DECEASED). I [POSSESSED NO KNOWLEDGE 

CONCERNING THE REASONS FERRARO INVESTED INTO THIS PROPERTY, 

NOR COULD I I PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE ORGIN 

OF THE MONIES ($25,000) USED AS DOWNPAYMENT BY FERRARO TO 
PURCHASE 231 CENTRE STREET. 

[recalled that the OWNER OF THE PROPERTY, SAMSON 

ROSENBLATT DECIDED TO SELL THE PROPERTY BECAUSE OF THE b6 

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PROBLEMS THAT HE WAS HAVING WITH AN ILLEGAL TENANT. HE 
WAS NOT AWARE OF ANY OTHER CONSIDERATIONS OR PRESSURES BY 
TO FORCE ROSENBLATT TO SELL THE PROPERTY. | 

EMPHASIZED TO INTERVIEWING SA' S THAT IT WAS HIS PRACTICE NOT 
TO NEGOTIATE REAL ESTATE DEALS. THEREFORE, HE WAS NOT PRIVY 
TO REASONS WHY THE PROPERTY AT 231 CENTRE STREET WAS PURCHASED 


WELL BELOW THE ASSESSED VALUE. 

IN JULY, 1978, BROUGHT A REAL ESTATE 

DEAL TO PURCHASE PROPERTY AT 231 GRAND STREET, NYC. | 

OFFERED THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE 50% OF THE 

PROPERTY, BUT INSISTED | ] pRODUCE SUFFICIENT COLLATERAL 

TO BACK UP THE GRAND STREET INVESTMENT. TO ACCOMPLISH THIS, 





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INSTRUCTED 


TO PREPARE A DEED OF SALE ON 231 


CENTRE STREET, WHEREBY FERRARO WOULD SELL THE PROPERTY TO 
I NO CONSIDERATION. 

ALTHOUGH THE DEED WAS DRAWN UP AND SIGNED BY FERRARO, IT 
WAS NEVER RECORDED BECAUSE OF THE FEC VIOLATION OF $130,000 
IN ILLEGAL LOANS TO FERRARO'S CAMPAIGN BECAME AN ISSUE FORCING 
THE ABORTION OF THE PROPERTY TRANSFER. FERRARO SUBSEQUENTLY 
SOLD HER 50% SHARE IN CENTRE STREET TO COVER THE $130,000 
CAMPAIGN DEBT. 


ADVISED THAT 


REPURCHASED THE 50% SHARE 


FROM 


SEVERAL MONTHS LATER ON OR ABOUT JANUARY, 1979. 


ACCORDING TO 


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NO DEED WAS DRAFTED IN THIS TRANSACTION 


BECAUSE IT WAS A PRIVATE AGREEMENT BETWEEN] | AND | 

I ADDED THAT THIS ARRANGEMENT WAS NOT UNUSUAL BECAUSE THE 
TWO MEN ORDINARILY CONDUCTED BUSINESS OR A "HAND SHAKE". 
124-126 BOWERY STREET MORTGAGE 

THIS PROPERTY WAS OWNED HALF BY MELRO AND HALF BY FRAJO 


ASSOCIATES, INC. (A COMPANY 


AND HIS 


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| . A MORTGAGE HELD ON THE PROPERTY BY THE NATIONAL 
BANK OF NORTH AMERICA WAS PURCHASED BY FERRARO AND MEMBERS 
OfI I family in NOVEMBER, 1977 FOR $70,000. IN OCTOBER, 


1978, FERRARO SOLD HER HALF INTEREST TO 


FOR $30,000 


AND AS SUCH INCURRED A $5,000 LOSS ON THE DEAL. 

| WAS UNABLE TO RECALL SPECIFIC DETAILS REGARDING THE 
TRANSACTIONS. HE WAS UNSURE OF THE AMOUNT OF THE MORTGAGE 


OR THE FACT THAT FERRARO HAD INCURRED A LOSS. 


ADVISED 


HIS ONLY INVOLVEMENT WAS HANDLING THE ASSIGNMENT OF THE 
MORTGAGE FROM FERRARO TO | ~\ . 

FUTURE INVESTIGATION 

THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS ARE SCHEDULED FOR INTERVIEW 


BY WFO: 



NEW YORK, 


NEW YORK, TENTATIVE DATE OF INTERVIEW: 5/21/85 AT 



10:00 AM 


TO ELECT GERALDINE FERRARO TO CONGRESS. 


COMMITTEE 


NEW YORK, NEW YORK 

TENTATIVE DATE OF INTERVIEW: 5/21/85 AT 1:00 PM 

FOR FERRARO. 




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SAC'S WFO AND NEW YORK CONCUR WITH PROPOSED TRAVEL. 
WFO WILL KEEP BUREAU AND NY DIVISION APPRISED OF 
PERTINENT DEVELOPMENTS. 

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STATEMENTS -A-NTI FILING ETHICS IN GOVERNME-NT ACT OF 1978 FINANCIAL 
DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS WITH THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM 
1979 THROUGH 1984; FAG; 00;WF0. 

RE WFO TELETYPE TO FBIHQ, 5/28/85. 



ON 5/29 AND 30/85, WFO CONDUCTED INTERVIEWS OF 



N NEW YORK. THE 


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BUREAU AND NEW YORK JDIVISION: 


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PAGE TWO DE WF 0030 UNCLAS 

~| QUEENS BOROUGH, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 
(NY). I I IS PRESENTLY EMPLOYED As | 

FOR GOVERNOR MARIO CUOMO, 270 BROADWAY, NEW YORK. 

I INITIALLY BECAME ACQUAINTED WITH FERRARO SOMETIME 
IN | L sometime in FEBRUARY, 1978, THERE WAS AN 

ARTICLE IN THE QUEENS DAILY NEWS REGARDING FERRARO'S POSSIBLE 
CANDIDACY FOR THE CONGRESSIONAL SEAT IN THE 9TH DISTRICT OF NEW 
YORK. IN MARCH, 1978, FERRARO AND I IdISCUSSED THE POSSI-- 

BILITY OF FERRARO'S CANDIDACY. AT A SUBSEQUENT MEETING WITH 

FERRARO IN APRIL, 1978, HAD THE IMPRESSION THAT FERRARO 

WAS GIVING SERIOUS CONSIDERATION TO BECOMING A CONGRESSIONAL 
CANDIDATE. 

TOWARDS THE END OF APRIL, 1978, FERRARO HELD A MEETING AT 
HER HOME IN FORREST HILLS, NEW YORK, THE PURPOSE OF WHICH WAS 



POLITICAL COMPAIGN AND THE RESOURCES NECESSARY TO OPERATE ONE. 
FERRARO INITIALLY BELIEVED THAI IT WOULD ONLY COST $2,500 TO 





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TO FINANCE HER CAMPAIGN. 


DURING THE MEETING, 


INDICATED THAT FERRARO COULD ACCEPT 


AS MUCH MONEY AS SHE NEEDED FROM FAMILY MEMBERS. 


PURPORTEDLY AN EXPERT ON FEC ELECTION LAWS AND PROCEDURES. 

FOLLOWING FERRARO'S OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT, WAS 

ENLISTED TO COMPILE A "PRIME VOTING LIST." WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD 


OF TIME, 


WAS EMPLOYED ON A FULL TIME BASIS WITH SALARY. 


FOR THE FIRST FIVE WEEKS OF THE CAMPAIGN, 


WORKED ON 


COMPILING THE CAMPAIGN, 


WORKED ON COMPILING THE PRIME 


VOTING LIST, THEREAFTER, 


WAS IN CHARGE OF SCHEDULING EVENTS 


FOR FERRARO. 


lAD NO INVOLVEMENT IN CAMPAIGN FINANCES NOR WAS SHE 


RESPONSIBLE FOR RAISING CONTRIBUTIONS. 


DURING 1978 TIME FRAME ,[ 


WAS NOT AWARE THAT FERRARO 


HAD PURCHASED A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AT 231 CENTRE STREET. HOWEVER, 
LATER BECAME AWARE OF THIS FACT WHEN IT BECAME PUBLIC 


KNOWLEDGE IN 1984. f 


AND FERRARO DID NOT HAVE THE KIND OF 


RELATIONSHIP WHERE FERRARO WOULD SHARE HER PERSONAL FINANCES WITH 


IrECALLS that SHE AND FERRARO DISCUSSHD THE $130,000 


FEC VIOLATIONS JUST PRIOR TO THE 1978 PRIMARY ELECTIONS. FERRARO 





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PAGE FIVE DE WF 0030 UNCLAS 

THE DAY BEFORE THE 1978 PRIMARY ELECTION, ! [ BECAME 

AWARE THAT FERRARO WAS IN VIOLATIONS OF FEC REGULATIONS. 

I WAS NOT AWARE THAT FERRARO HAD INVESTED IN 231 CENTRE 
STREET PROPERTY AND EMPHASIZED SHE HAD NO PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE 



CITY UNIVERSITY ^ 

OF NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL, FLUSHING, NEW YORK, WAS INTERVIEWED AT 
HER PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT. 

I BECAME ACQUAINTED WITH FERRARO IN j j . IN APPROXI- 
MATELY MARCH OF 1978, FERRARO ASKEd I | fOR ADVICE REGARDING 

RUNNING A CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN, j | SUBSEQUENTLY REFERRED 

I TO FERRARO. 

TO START HER CAMPAIGN, FERRARO GATHERED PEOPLE AT HER HOME 


IN ORDER TO INTRODUCE 


AS THE 


. THE 


ATTENDEES OF THIS MEETING ARE IDENTICAL TO THOSE NOTED Bl 


DURING THE MEETING, 


STATED THAT FAMILY MEMBERS 


COULD LOAN UNLIMITED AMOUNTS TO THE CAMPAIGN. 


PLANS TO 


FILE A GRIEVANCE WITH THE STATE OF NEW YORK, FIRST DEPARTMENT OF 


THE GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE REGARDING|_ 
SUBSEQUENT DENIAL OF WHAT HE SAID. 


BEHAVIOR AND HIS 


BECAUSE OF 


EMPLOYMENT AT THE 



PAGE SIX DE WF 0030 UNCLAS 


OFFICE IN 


WAS NOT INVOLVED IN FERRARO^ S CAMPAIGN. 


AS A RESULT, 


POSSESSED NO KNOWLEDGE OF HOW FERRARO RAISED 


MONEY TO REPAY THE FAMILY CONTRIBUTIONS DISALLOWED BY THE FEC. 
I DOES NOT KNOW IF FERRARO IS FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT 


FROM 


FOR INFORMATION OF THE BUREAU AND NEW YORK, 



BUSINESS ASSOCIATE OF 


WAS INTERVIEWED BY WFO CASE 


AGENTS ON 6/12/85. INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED AT OFFICE OF | 

I I LAW FIRM OF SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER, AND FLOM, 919 


THIRD AVENUE, NEW YORK. 


IS COUNSEL REPRESENTING 


IN THIS MATTER. 


OPERATE! 


REAL ESTATE AND IS 


^MELRO COMPA NY. BOTH BUSINESSES ARE OPERATED OUT OF 330 MADISON 


AVENUE. NEW YORK. 


HAS BEEN ACQUAINTED WITH 


FOR APPROXIMATELY 


IN THE SPRING OF 1973, 


GONTACTEl 


AND ASKED 


IF [ WOULD BE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING 50% INTEREST OF A 

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY IN "LITTLE ITALY" SECTION OF MANHATTAN, 


LOCATED AT 230 GRAND STREET. 


WOULD PURCHASE THE OTHER 



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ATTN: SSA | [ PUBLIC CORRUPTION UNIT, WCC, CID 

ADIC, HEW YORK ROUTINE 

ATTN: SQUAD. C“4 SUPERVISOR 
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UNCLAS SECTION 2 OF 2 

FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN GERALDINE A. FERRARO; ALLEGATIONS OF FALSE 
STATEMENTS FILING ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978 FINANCIAL 

DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS WITH THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM 

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1979 THROUGH 1984; FAG; 00:WFO. 

50% INTEREST IN THIS PROPERTY. 

THE PURCHASE PRICE FOR THE PROPERTY WAS $200,000. | 

AND I I IN CASH, $150,000 MORTGAGE WAS 

HELD BY THE FIRST CITY NATIONAL BANK. FERRARO WAS NOT INVOLVED 
IN THIS ASPECT OF THE TRANSACTION. 

IN 1977, THE MORTGAGE FOR 230 GRAND STREET WAS PURCHASED BY 
I I FERRARO FROM FIRST CITY NATIONAL BANK. I COULD 


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NOT RECALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING WHY FERRARO • BOUGHT INTO 
THIS PROPERTY. HOWEVER, APPROXIMATELY ONE YEAR LATER, (IN 


SEPTEMBER, 1978). 


SUGGESTED THAT 


’URCHASE FERRARO'S 


INTEREST IN THE MORTGAGE, EXPLAINING THAT 


(FERRARO) 


NEEDED THE MONEY. 


AGREED TO PURCHASE THE MORTGAGE FOR 


$30,000, A $5,000 DISCOUNT. 


DEMANDED A DISCOUNT FROM 


BECAUSE HE FELT IT WAS IN HIS BUSINESS INTEREST TO GET ONE. 


SOMETIME IN LATE 1977, 


CAME TO 


WITH A PROPOSAL 


FOR HE ANI 


TO PURCHASE A COMMERCIAL 'PROPERTY IN LITTLE 


ITALY LOCATED AT 231 CENTRE STREET, NEW YORK. AFTER THE PRICE 

I 1 I 1 


WAS NEGOTIATED, 


ASKED 


IF HE ANY-e^tTGA^iE^ 


TO FERRARO REPLACING 


AS 50% OWNER. THIS SUGGESTION BY 


CAME SOMETIME BETWEEN THE DATE OF THE CONTRACT IN JANUARY, 


1978, AND CLOSING ON 5/1/78. ACCORDING TO 


NEVER 


EXPRESSED HIS REASONS AS TO WHY FERRARO WAS BUYING INTO THE PRO- 
PERTY IN PLACE OF HIM. 


AT SOME POINT DURING THE LATE SUMMER OF 1978, 


MENTIONED 


THAT FERRARO NEEDED MONIES FOR THE REPAYMENT OF MONIES THAT | | 

HAD LOANED HER DURING THE COURSE OF HER CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN. AS A 


RESULT, AN AGREEMENT WAS ARRANGED BETWEEN 


FERRARO AND 



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I whereby! 


FERRARO'S INTEREST IN 230 


GRAND STREET AND 31 CENTRE STREET FOR $130,000. THIS WAS THE 



FERRARO AT $130,000 TO HELP FERRARO OUT OF HER PREDICAMENT, 


INSISTED THAT 


FERRARO'S INTERESTS WERE NOT 


LOANS AND THAT THERE WERE NO PREARRANGED AGREEMENTS TO REPURCHASE 
THE PROPERTIES AT A LATER TIME. 


STATED THAT SEVERAL MONTHS AFTER 


FERRARO'S 


INTEREST IN 231 CENTRE STREET, 
REPURCHASING 50% INTEREST. I 


APPROACHED HIM ABOUT 


AGREED TO 


PROPOSAL 


AND NOT LONG AFTERWARD, A FORMAL AGREEMENT WAS REACHED. 

BECAUSE OF APRIOR COMMITMENT BY j | IT WAS MUTUALLY 

AGREED TO TERMINATE THE INTERVIEW OF j j PRIOR TO ITS CONCLU- 

SION. IT WAS AGREED TO RECONVENE THIS INTERVIEW ON 6/19/85, AT 


2:00 P.M. , IN 


lOFFICE. 


SACS WFO AND NEW YORK CONCUR WITH TRAVEL OF WFO CASE AGENTS 


TO CONDUCT INTERVIEW OF 


ON 6/19/85. 


BUREAU AND NEW YORK DIVISION WILL BE KEPT APPRISED OF ALL 
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FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN GERALDINE A.//eRRARO; ALLEGATIONS OF FALSE •'i...- 

STATEMENTS AND FILING ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978, FI- 
NANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS WITH THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ^ 

FROM 1979 THROUGH 1984; FAG; 00:WF0 / 


FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN GERALDINE A.’^ERRARO; ALLEGATIONS OF FALSE 


RE WFO TEL TO BUREAU, DATED 6/18/85. 
ON 6/19/85, WFO RECONTACTED 


TO COMPLETE INTER- 


VIEW THAT WAS INITIATED ON 6/12/85. INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED 


IN PRESENCE OF 


AT 919 3RD AVENUE, NEW YORK, 


NEW YORK. 


ADVISED THAT THE PROPERTY AT 231 GRAND STREET WAS 


PURCHASED FOR $225,000 FROM MANUFACTURER'S HANOVER TRUST BANK. 

IT WAS AN ALL CASH DEAL, WHICH ALSO CALLED FOR $400,000 TO $500,000 


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IN RENOVATION COSTS. 

ORIGINALLY I ~| WAS TO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THIS REAL 

ESTATE VENTURE AND HAD PUT DOWN 50 PERCENT OF THE DOWN PAYMENT, 
APPROXIMATELY $11,500. THE CLOSING ON THE PROPERTY WAS POST- 
PONED SEVERAL TIMES BECAUSE | | 

eventually', MELRO PURCHASED THE PROPERTY WITH THE UNDERSTANDING 
THAT WOULD BUY IN AT A LATER DATE. 

ALTHOUGH THE PROPERTY WENT TO SETTLEMENT ON 11/15/78, | 

NEVER PURCHASED ANY PORTION OF 231 GRAND STREET AND IT IS PRE- 
SENTLY 100 PERCENT OWNED BY 

IT WAS DURING THIS SAME TIME FRAME THAt| | REPURCHASED 

50 PERCENT OF 231 CENTRE STREET FR0M | 

DURING THE INTERVIEW ] I wAS SHOWN A LETTER DATED 11/15/78, 

WRITTEN BY j TO j j WHICH IN PART STATED "THERE IS AN 

OBLIGATION FLOWING TO YOU WITH RESPECT TO 231 CENTRE STREET, NY, 

NY. ACCORDINGLY, I AGREE THAT FRAJO REALTY CORP. SHARE IN ,230 
GRAND STREET SHALL BE CONVEYED TO YOU FORTHWITH BY DEED HELD IN 
ESCROW BY I I " IN RESPONSE, j ^ TATED THE LETTER 

POSSIBLY CONTAINED A MISTAKE AND SHOULD HAVE SAID 231 Gj^ND 
STREET. LATER CHANGED HIS STATEMENT AND ACKNOWLEDGED 


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THAT ^0 GRAND STREET MAY HAVE BEEN PLEDGED FOR 231 CENTRE STREET 
AND 231 GRAND STREET. 

AT THIS POINT, ] | WAS SHOWN A LETTER DATED 7/24/85, 

from ] ~| t0 the letter ENCLOSED THE NECESSARY 

DOCUMENTS FOR THE TRANSFER OF INTEREST IN 231 CENTRE 

STREET TO | | WHEN ASKED TO EXPLAIN THE LETTER, [ I 

INDICATED THAT THE PROPERTY TRANSFER NEVER HAPPENED AND ADVISED 
HE DID NOT KNOW WHY THE DOCUMENTS HAD BEEN DRAWN UP. WHEN ASKED 
IF THERE WAS EVER A DISCUSSION WITH | [ REGARDING THE PLEDGE 

OF 231 ^EN^E STREET AS COLLATERAL FOR PARTICIPATION IN 231 GRAND 
STREET. r I STATED "NO." WHEN PRESSED FOR AN EXPLANATION 

OF THE LETTER AND THE DOCUMENTS TRANFERRING OWNERSHIP TO I 

I aCKNOWLEDGED that perhaps 231 CENTRE STREET HAD BEEN DIS- 
CUSSED AS COLLATERAL FOR 231 GRAND STREET. 

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THROUGHOUT BOTH INTERVIEWS OF 
HE WAS CONTINUALLY OBSTINATE AND UNCOOPERATIVE. ON SEVERAL 
OCCASIONS, ALTERED HIS STORY, AFTER BEING PRESSED BY 

INTERVIEWERS. THERE ARE SEVERAL DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN STATE- 
MENTS BY I I AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS INTERVIEWED BY THE FBI. 


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AND 



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WHEREIN 


ADVISED THE FBI THAT PRIOR TO 



PURCHASE OF 231 GRAND STREET, 


REQUIRED 


TO PLEDGE 


231 CENTRE STREET AS COLLATERAL, 

WAS EVER ANY SUCH DISCUSSION BETWEEN HE AND 
ON 7/11/85, 


HOWEVER, DENIED THERE 


CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, WAS 


INTERVIEWED AT 


60 E 42ND STREET, NYC. IT SHOULD 


BE NOTED THAT ALSO PRESENT FOR THIS INTERVIEW WAS 
AND I 


] 


COUNSEL FOR FERRARO. ALTHOUGH WFO 

RE- 


CASE AGENTS EXPRESSED OPPOSITION TO THEIR PRESENCE, 
QUESTED THAT BOTH 


AND 


] DEALT ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY WITH 


ATTEND THE INTERVIEW. 

L NOT FERRARO. 


IWOULD FURNISH INFORMATION AT YEAR END IN ORDER FOR 


[to prepare tax RETURNS. 


PREPARED YEAR END TAX 

RETURNS FOR FERRARO, 


GUERRA ASSOCIATES, 



AND 

AND 


COMPANY, INC. HE LAST PREPARED RETURNS FOR FERRARO 
FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1983. HE ALSO PREPARED RETURNS 
FOR FIRST GRAND COMPANY, UNTIL PERSONAL DIFFERENCES WITH 
[ CAUSED AN END TO THAT RELATIONSHIP, 


ON THE 1978 TAX RETURN, THE NUMBERS USED WERE PROVIDED BY 
REGARDING 231 CENTRE STREET, 


FOLD HIM THAT THEY 


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HAD RECEIVED $100,000 FOR THE PROPERTY. 


DID NOT KNOW 


ABOUT MORTGAGE ON 231 CENTRE AT THE TIME OF RETURN. HE NEVER 
SAW ANY DOCUMENTS OR TALKED TO FERRARO ABOUT 231 CENTRE STREET. 
HE BASED THE REPORTING OF THE SALE ON INFORMATION PROVIDED BY 
SINCE 


DID NOT TELL HIM ABOUT THE MORTGAGE, 
THE SALES PRICE WAS INCORRECTLY REPORTED. 

FILLED OUT THE ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT-FINANCIAL 


DISCLOSURE STATEMENT (EIGA FORMS) FOR FERRARO FROM 1978-1983. 
IT WAS HIS UNDERSTANDING 'FROM READING THE FORMS THAT FERRARO 
QUALIFIED UNDER ALL THREE EXEMPTIONS ALLOWING HER TO EXCLUDE 
FINANCIAL INFORMATION. HE TOLD I 


THAT IT 


WAS HIS BELIEF THAT 
NATION. 


PROVIDE A COPY TO 
IF 


DID NOT HAVE TO DISCLOSE HIS INFOR- 
IWOULD FILL THE EIGA FORMS OUT IN PENCIL AND 
THE VALUATIONS WERE PROVIDED BY 


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|DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION FROM THE TAX 
RETURN OR IF THE EIGA FORMS WERE PREPARED PRIOR TO THE TAX RETURNS. 
ON THE 1978 EIGA FORM, 


REPORTED CAPITAL GAIN ON SALE 


OF PROPERTY AS BEING CATEGORY V, $15,000-50,000. THIS WAS A 
COMBINATION OF THE SALE OF 231 CENTRE STREET, JEB REALTY LIQUI- 
DATION, AND THE SALE OF THE MORTGAGE ON 230 GRAND STREET. THE- 




CORRECT VALUE BASED ON THE ERRONEOUS 1978 TAX RETURN SHOULD HAVE 



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BEEN $59,845 OR CATEGORY IV. HE STATED THIS WAS HIS MISTAKE 
IN MISADDING THE NUMBERS. (IT SHOULD BE NOTED, HOWEVER, THAT 
THIS WOULD HAVE STILL BEEN WRONG AS THE CORRECT CATEGORY WOULD 

HAD PROVIDED SELGER 


HAVE BEEN VII, OVER $100,000 IF 

THE CORRECT SALES FIGURES FOR 231 CENTRE STREET.) 
ON 7/17/85,1 


1 

ATTORNEY, 





NYC, WAS INTERVIEWED BY WFO CASE AGENTS. THE FOLLOWING IS A 
SUMMARIZED ACCOUNT OF HIS STATMENT TO THE FBI. 

PRESENTLY HAS PART-TIME LAW PRACTICE AND SPECIALIZES 

[ clients 


he 

hlC 


IN ESTATE, REAL ESTATE, AND CORPORATE LAW, MOST OF 
ARE CHINESE. 

I I BECAME ACQUAINTED WITH 


BOMETIME DURING THE 


EARLY 1970"S. THEIR ACQUAINTANCE WAS BASED ON TWO SEPARATE REAL 
ESTATE TRANSACTIONS IN WHICh| 


ONE INSTANCE AND THE PURCHASERS IN THE OTHER. 
A BROKER FOR BOTH TRANSACTIONS. 

SOMETIME AROUND 


REPRESENTED THE SELLERS IN 

ACTED AS 


CONTACTED 


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TO: DIRECTOR, FBI PRIORITY 

ATTN: SSA I | PUBLIC CORRUPTION UNIT, WCC, CI-D 

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U N C L A S SECTION TWO OF TWO 

FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN GERALDINE A. FERRARO; ALLEGATIONS OF FALSE 
STATEMENTS AND FILING ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978, FI- 
NANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS WITH THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 
FROM 1979 THROUGH 1984; FAG; 00:WF0 

he 

CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF A PIECE OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE 
LOCATED AT BROOME AND GRAND STREETS (LITTLE ITALY), NYC. | | 

OFFERED [ the OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A ONE-THIRD PURCHASER 

OF THE BUILDING ALONG WITh | ~| aNd | THE SALE PRICE WAS 

$150,000 DOWN PAYMENT AND $400,000 MORTGAGE. 

IN ORDER TO LIMIT THEIR PERSONAL EXPOSURE, JEB REALTY COR- 
PORATION WAS ESTABLISHED. AT SOME POINT BETWEEN SIGNING OF THE 
CONTRACT AND CLOSING. [ MENTIONED THAT HIS ONE-THIRD SHARE 



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OF STOCK IN JEB REALTY WOULD BE IN 


ZACCARO. NO EXPLANATION WAS PROVIDED BY 
ACTION. 


NAME, GERALDINE 
FOR TAKING THIS 


AT THE CLOSING, ! [ HANDLED THE FINANCES, ACTED AS 

[was the broker. FERRARO WAS NOT IN AT- 


THE LAWYER, AND 


TENDANCE. P. ZACCARO AND COMPANY MANAGED THE BUILDING OWNED BY 
JEB REALTY CORPORATION AND CHARGED A FIVE PERCENT COMMISSION FEE. 

NEVER DEALT WITH FERRARO CONCERNING JEB REALTY COR- 
BELIEVES THAT HE MAY HAVE MET FERRARO' 
OFFICE, HOWEVER, THIS MEETING WAS 
EMPHASIZED THE FACT THAT 


PORATION MATTERS. 
ON ONE OCCASION IN 


NOT IN RELATION TO JEB REALTY. 

HE IS NOT WELL ACQUAINTED WITH EITHER FERRARO OR 

SOMETIME IN LATE 1976 OR EARLY 1977, j [DISCOVERED THAT 


HE WAS 


AND APPROACHED 


ABOUT 


SELLING JEB REALTY CORPORATION. EVENTUALLY 
AGREED TO SELL BECAUSE OF 


AND 


CONDITION. UPON FINAL DISSOLUTION 
OF THE CORPORATION IN 1977, EACH OF THE THREE STOCK HOLDERS RE- 
CEIVED A SMALL PROFIT OF APPROXIMATELY $40,000 TO $50,000 A PIECE. 


HAS HAD NO FURTHER BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS WITH 


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SUMMARY OF 'ALLEGED SCHEME 

FOR INFORMATION OF THE BUREAU, WFO HAS REFINED THE SCOPE 
OF CAPTIONED INVESTIGATION TO FOCUS ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES 
SURROUNDING THE PURCHASE AND SALE ‘ OF 231 CENTRE STREET. 

AS THE BUREAU IS AWARE, IT HAS BEEN WELL ESTABLISHED THAT 
FERRARO PURCHASED ONE-HALF INTEREST IN THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 
LOCATED AT 231 CENTRE STREET, NYC, ON 5/1/78. THE PURHCASE PRICE 
WAS $175,500 AND FERRARO PUT DOWN $25,000. 

IT HAS FURTHER BEEN ESTABLISHED THROUGH DOCUMENTS AND INTER- 
VIEWS THAT IN LATTER JULY, 1978, FERRARO SIGNED OVER HER 50 
PERCENT INTEREST IN 231 CENTRE STREET To | | FOR NO CON- 

SIDERATION. ALTHOUGH THE DEED FOR THIS TRANSACTION WAS NEVER 
NOTARIZED AND/OR RECORDED, IT WAS SIGNED BY BOTH FERRARO AND 
I \ THIS TRANSFER OF PROPERTY WAS CANCELLED BY FERRARO 

AND/Or | [ because THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (FEC) 

RULED THAT FERRARO HAD VIOLATED ITS REGULATIONS AND WOULD HAVE 
TO PAY BACK $130,000 IN ILLEGAL LOANS FROM NOTE; 

FERRARO COULD NOT HAVE TRANSFERRED THE PROPERTY TO 
AND SOLD IT TO RAISE THE $130,000 BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY IT WOULD 
HAVE BEEN CONSTRUED AS ANOTHER ILLEGAL LOAN FROM | 

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ALTHOUGH IT WOULD HAVE BEEN LEGITIMATE (UNDER FEC REGU- 
LATIONS) forI 


TO PURCHASE FERRARO'S INTEREST IN THE 


CENTRE AND BOWERY STREET PROPERTIES, EVIDENCE INDICATES THAT 


REQUIREMENTS FOR PROSECUTION OF FERRARO 

\ 

RECENTLY, MARSHALL JARRETT , ASSISTANT CHIEF OF OPERATIONS, 
PUBLIC INTEGRITY SECTION, DOJ, EMPHASIZED THAT THE FOLLOWING 
EVIDENCE MUST BE ESTABLISHED TO JUSTIFY PROSECUTION OF FERRARO: 
1) EVIDENCE MUST SHOW THAT OWNERSHIP OF THE. 231 CENTRE 
STREET WAS TRANSFERRED FROM FERRARO'S INTO | 

JULY, 1978, SO THAT 


NAME IN 


|COULD USE CENTRE STREET AS COLLATERAL 

FOR ANOTHER DEAL. 

2) EVIDENCE MUST SHOW THAT THE PROPERTY AT 231 CENTRE STREET 
WAS ULTIMATELY TRANSFERRED BACK TO FERRARO BECAUSE OF THE PENDING 
FEC VIOLATIONS. 

3) EVIDENCE MUST SHOW THAT I I AND FERRARO WENT TO 


TO BORROW $130,000 TO EXTRACT THEMSELVES FROM THE FEG 
INVESTIGATION. 

4) EVIDENCE MUST SHOW THAT FERRARO PARTICIPATED IN DECEPTION 
OF THE FEC IN ORDER TO LEAD THEM TO ^ELEIVE THAT SALE OF 231 


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JUDGE: 



RE: FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN GERALDINE AT FERRARO; 

ALLEGATIONS OF FALSE STATEMENTS IN FILING 
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978 
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS WITH THE 
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM 
1979 THROUGH 1984; FAG 


By letter dated 3/25/85, the Department requested 
that the Bureau conduct an investigation of allegations that 
former Congresswoman and 1984 Democratic Vice-Presidential 
candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro violated Federal law in filing 
financial statements pursuant to the Ethics in Government Act. 
These allegations center around Ferraro's reporting of business 
dealings in connection with real estate located in New York's 
"Little Italy." It is complained that the true nature and 
ownership of this property was concealed, possibly by means 
of shell companies, strawmen, and less than arms length trans- 
actions . 

The scope of the investigation requested included 
selected interviews and a review of records accumulated by 
the Department's Pxiblic Integrity Section from the Federal 
Elections Commission (FEC) , the Congressional Committee on 
Standards of Official Conduct, the Washington Legal Foundation, 
and Ferraro ' s attorneys . 

A review of the above records disclosed the following: 




n 1978. Ferraro accepted approximately $130,000 in' 


f 


] 


loans from 

to finance her initial Congressional campaign. Just prior 
to the General Election, these loans were found by the FEC to 
be illegal and Ferraro was forced to pay back the loans . Faced 
with the obligation of repaying the $130,000, Ferraro sold her 
interest in a piece of commercial property located at 

231 Centre Street, New York City. r- : 

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Ferraro's connection with this property began on 
5/1/78, when Polarob Realty Corporation, a "dummy" corporation, 
purchased the Centre Street property from Norfolk Properties, Inc. 
The contract of sale provided that Polarob pay a total purchase 
price of $175,500. Terms of the contract provided $7,500 to 
be paid at the signing of the contract, $43,395 to be paid at 
closing and a note of $124,605 to be held by the seller, Norfolk 
Properties. On the same day, 5/1/78, Polarob deeded its entire 
interest in the property. 50 percent^ to Melro Company J 

and 50 percent t o Ferraro^ 

is also a business associate of I 1 Melro and Ferraro 

paid t he same price as Polarob. Purportedly Pol arob is operated 
by one I I Ferraro ' s real 

estate interests . It is also purported that the role of Polarob 
in this transaction merely served to insulate the buyers (Ferraro 
and Melro) from personal liability. 

On 10/5/78, Ferraro sold her 50 percent interest in 
the Centre Street property to Melro Company . This sale was 

I. Although Ferraro 

and l l had paid S175.50Q for the property five months earlier, 

a valuation of $325,000 was used in the second sale. Ferraro 
received approximately' $100,000 as the result of her sale. This 
amount is reached by dividing the $325,000 valuation in half 
($162,500) and subtracting Ferraro's $72,000 obligation on one 
half of the mortgage . Melro financed this buy-out by using 
money borrowe d from N ortheastern Trading Company, an entity 
controlled by | . 

I ~| subsequently repurchased Ferraro's 50 percent 

share in J anuary, 1 979 , paving Northeastern Trading Company 
$100,000. I ~| and Ll I have admitted that this repurchase 

was pursuant to an understanding between the two men reached 
shortly after the time of Ferraro's sale. In November, 1980, the 
Centre Street property was sold to W & N Enterprises for $375,000. 

At issue is the origin of the initial $25,000 used by 
Ferraro to buy into the Centre Street property and the nature and 
purpose of the subsequent sale of the property. 

The Department requested that the following individuals 
be interviewed initially: 


I of Norfolk Properties, Inc.; 
of Norfolk Properties, Inc.; 

I f or Polarob Realty Corporation 
^Ferraro in real estate matters; 


1 ) 

2 ) 

3) 


and 


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5) 

6 ) 

7) 

8 ) 
9) 


- attorney representing | | at sale of 

231 Centre Street. New Yo rk , New York , property ; 

of Melro and business associate 


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of 


] for Ferraro ; 

J- New York real estate attorney 


Samson Rosenblatt (deceased) , a former owner of 231 Centre Street, 
New York. New York; 


Geraldine Ferraro to Congress; 


of the Committee to Elect 
for Ferraro. 


The interviewing process commenced in late April, 1985, and is 
still in progress. Results of interviews obtained to date are 
being reviewed by the Department, and it is anticipated that 
additional interviews will be necessary. 

I will keep you advised of pertinent developments as 
they occur. 



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7/29/85 


JUDGE; 


FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN GERALDINE A .^ERRARO; 
ALLEGATIONS OF FALSE STATEMEM^IN FILING 
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978 
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS WITH THE 
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM 
1979 THROUGH 1984; FAG 


The following is an update in captioned matter: 

WFO has advised that a key witness . I 
a business associate of Ms. Ferraro ' s I 

has provided statements that are apparently in conflict with 
statements made by others interviewed in connection with this 
case and in conflict with documents that relate to transac tions 
concerning 231 Centre Street, New Y ork . New York . I 1 it 

will be r ecalled, is the individual I Ms. Ferraro’s 

I in the above propert y for $130,000 and later ! \ 

~! $130,000 was the a mount 

Ms. Ferraro needed to raise in order to reimburse! / 

for a loan determined by the Federal Elections Commission to \ 
be illegal. 

In view of the above, Marshall Jarrett, Assistant 
Chief for Operations of the Department's Public Integrity 
Section, has advised that he will seek authority to call 
witnesses before the Federal grand jury in an effort to 
determine the validity of statements made by witnesses to 
date. 

I will continue to keep you advised of significant 
developments as they occur. 

^ S' ' 


Floyd 


Clarke 



AUG 14 1985 





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P 282155Z MAY 85FM FBI, WASHINGTON FIELD ( 46A- 1 1 3 6l3^,j |,)j,7TC^ ) 


TO DIRECTOR, FBI PRIORITY 


A-TTE'NTION: SSA 


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J, PUBLIC CORUFTION 'U^^isc. 


WCC, CID 


Tdophone 
Director's Scc'y.. 


ADIC, NEW YORK PRIORITY 


ATTENTION: SSA 


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UNCLAS L 

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FORMEJR CONGRESSWOMAN GERALDI NE A . FERRARO; ALLEGATIONS OF 
FALSE STATEMENTS AND FILING • ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978 
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS WITH THE HOUSE OF REPRESENT- 


ATIVES FROM 1979, THROUGH 1984; FAG; 00:WF0. 


REFERENCE WFO TELETYPE TO FBIHQ AND NEW YORK, MAY 23, 


1985 . 

FOR INFORMATION OF THE BUREAU AND NEW YORK, THE FOLLOWING 
INTERVIEWS HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED REGARDING CAPTIONED MATTER IN 
NEW YORK CITY: 


/ / / 

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'TO JU(M IG 1985 



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NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 


NEW YORK, NEW YORK. 


NEW YORK, 


ABOVE INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON MAY 29 AND 30, 


1985 BY WFO. 

SAC^S WFO AND NEW YORK CONCURR WITH PROPOSED TRAVEL. 
WFO WILL KEEP BUREAU AND NEW YORK DIVISION APPRISED OF 
PERTINENT DEVELOPMENTS. 


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JUDGE; 


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10/10/85 



FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN GERALDINE A. FERRAR'O^^ i 
ALLEGATIONS OF FALSE STATEMENTS IN FILINiS 
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978 
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS WITH THE 
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM 
1979 THROUGH 1984; FAG 


The following is an update in the captioned matter; 


Marshall Jarrett, Assistant Chief for Operations of the 
Public Integrity Section, Department of Justice, advised that no 
authority had been granted to conduct Federal grand jury 
proceedings in this investigation* Jarrett said he had 
originally intended to use a Federal grand jury but had since 
decided that it was premature* 


Jarrett advise d that an attempt will be made to 

interview a business associate of 

while in the pre sence of a court reporter and with [ under 

oath. I l attornev has agreed to the presence of a court 

reporter during the interview and the interview has been set for 

the last week in October* Subsequent to the in terview of 

Jarrett anticipat es inter views with Fe rraro and f ~l « After 

the interviews of Hi Ferraro, and tiave been 

completed, the Public Integrity Section will determine if any 
further investigation would be productive in this matter. 


I will continue to keep you advised of significant 
developments astheyoccur* * / / n 

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Floyd I • Clarke 


ISDlo 




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THIS CESSATION WAS AGREED TO BY MARSHAL JARRETT , ASSISTANT 
CHIEF OF OPERATIONS, PUBLIC INTEGRITY SECTION, DO J , BECAUSE 
OF CONFLICTING STATEMENTS BY I ~IaN'D I |tO 


BECAUSE 


IS SUCH A KEY WITNESS IN THIS CASE, WFO 


AND PUBLIC INTEGRITY BOTH AGREE THAT 


SHOULD BE RE- 


liNTERVIEWED UNDER OATH AND HIS STATEMENTS RECORDED BY A COURT 
REPORTER. IT IS BELIEVED THIS METHOD OF INTERVIEW WILL 


ENCOURAGE 


ITO COOPERATE WITH INVESTIGATORS AND ENABLE 


THEM TO RESOLVE VARIOUS DISCREPANCIES NOW OUTSTANDING. 


INTERVIEW OF 


LS SCHEDULED FOR 10/22/b5 AT 10:00 


A.M. IN OFFICE OF 


LAW FIRM OF SKADDEN & ARPS, 


919 3RD AVENUE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK. 


IS COUNSEL FOR 


INTERVIEW OF 


riLL BE CONDUCTED BY WFO SA'S 


ALSO IK ATTENDANCE 


WILL BE MARSHAL JARRETT AND 


TRIAL ATTORNEY, 


PUBLIC INTEGRITY SECTION, DOJ. 


BUREAU WILL BE IMMEDIATELY ADVISED OF RESULTS UPON 




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CONCLUSION OF INTERVIEW. 

SACS WFO AND NEVI YORK CONCUR WITH TRAVEL OF WFO CASE 
AGENTS TO NEW YORK DIVISION. 

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PUBLIC CORRUPTION UNIT, WCC, CID) 



UNCLAS 

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FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN GERAL DINE A. FERRARO; A LLEGATIONS OF FALSE 
STATEMENT AND FILING ETHICS IN GO^RraEJ^A_^T_OF„1.9X8^, FIN ANC IAL 
D I S C L OS UJLE_aXA31EME^XS^ WXIli-JILHB— EOUSrE_OF_RJjE RESENTATIVES FROM 


1979 THROUGH 1984; FAG; 00:WF0 

RE WFO TELETYPE TO BUREAU, DATED OCTOBER 18, 1985. 


FOR INFORMATION OF BUREAU, 


WAS INTERVIEWED 


ON NOVEMBER 19, 1985 AT THE OFFICES OF SHEA AND GARDNER, ATTORNEYS 

AT LAW, 1800 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, N. W. , WASHINGTON, D. C. 


THE INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED IN THE PRESENCE OF 

AND I I ATTORNEY REPRESENTING FERRARO ANdI 


PROVIDED DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING 




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PARTICIPATION IN JEB REALTY, HER PURCHASE OF A 50 PERCENT INTEREST 

IN A MORTGAGE ON 230 GRAND STREET AND HER PURCHASE OF A 50 PERCENT 

INTEREST IN 231 CENTRE STREET, NEW YORK CITY. 

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HE ALSO EXPLAINED HIS PARTICIPATION IN BUSINESS DEALINGS 
REGARDING 230 GRAND STREET AND 231 GRAND STREET. THE DETAILS 
PROVIDED INCLUDED HON THE TRANSACTIONS WERE INITIATED, THE 
IDENTITY OF ALL PARTIES INVOLVED, AND THE SOURCE OF THE FUNDS USED 
FOR THE PURCHASE. 

I 1 -JAS QUESTIONED EXTENSIVELY REGARDING THE FEDERAL 

ELECTION COMMISSION VIOLATIONS IK 1978 AND HOW FERRARO RAISED 
THE FUNDS TO PAY BACK THE ILLEGAL LOANS TO HER CAMPAIGN. HE 
STATED THAT FERRARO SOLD HER 50 PERCENT INTEREST IN 231 CENTRE 
STREET AND THE MORTGAGE ON 230 GRAND STREET P I FOR A 

TOTAL SALES PRICE OF $130,000. 

I THE 231 CENTRE STREET PROPERTY WAS 
PURCHASED I I AND THE MORTGAGE OK 230 GRAND STREET WAS 

PURCHASED IN I ~l . HE PAID | j pLUS 

ALL INTEREST EXPENSE INCURRED BY I t 'ROM THE TIME OF SALE UNTIL 

THE REPURCHASE DATE. I WAS UNSURE IF FERRARO KNOWS ABOUT 

THE REPURCHASE OF THE MORTGAGE. 



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ROLE IN THE FILLING OF FERRARO'S EIGA FORMS 


WAS ALSO DISCUSSED. 


ADVISED THAT THE PRIMARY 


RESPONSIBILITY FOR THESE FORMS FELL TO 


ONLY PROVIDED VALUATIONS AND OTHER INFORMATION 


REQUESTED BY 


BUREAU WILL BE KEPT APPRISED OF ALL PERTINENT DEVELOP - 


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FM/fBI, WF0 (46A-11363) (P) (C-7) 
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PUBLIC CORRUPTION UNIT, WCC, 


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FORMER CONGRE_S ,S wo man GERALDINE A. FERRAROr^LEGATIONS OF 
FALSE STATEMENTS IN FILING ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978 


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FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS WITH THE HOUSE OF REPRE- 


SENTATIVES FROM 1979 THROUGH 1984; FAG; OOrWFO. 
RE WFO TELETYPE TO FBIHQ, 11/20/85. 


FOR INFORMATION OF THE BUREAU , ^E^LDINE J^RAR^ IS 
SCHEDULED FOR INTERVIEW RE CAPTIONEd/mOTTER 
1/9/86 AT 10:00 A.M. INTERVIEW WILL TAKE PLAGE AT THE 
LAW FIRM OF SHEA AND GARDNER, 1800 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE, 


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COUNSEL 


THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE REPRESENTED BY WFO SPECIAL 


AGENTS 


ALONG WITH 


DEPARTMENTAL ATTORNEY'S H. MARSHALL JARRETT AND 
KPUBLIC INTEGRITY SECTION). 


BUREAU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT INTERVIEW WILL BE CONDUCTED 
AS DISPOSITION AND ALL STATEMENTS WILL BE RECORDED BY A 
COURT REPORTER. IN VIEW OF THE INTERVIEW FORMAT, WFO WILL 
NOT PREPARE AN FD 302 INASMUCH AS TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE 
PROVIDED. 

WFO WILL FURNISH THE BUREAU WITH SUMMARY RESULTS OF THE 
FERRARO INTERVIEW UPON ITS COMPLETION. 


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Memorandum 



To 


From 


Mr . Monroe 




R. W. Scherrer 




^ GERALDINE FERRARO A. 

Subject: l^g_7^010 


Date 1/14/86 


The above-captioned file is being removed from the Special 
File Room of the Records Section, Records Management Division. 

See 66-1855-D-3218 for authorization to remove above captioned 
file from Special Pile Room. 


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TEXT: VZCZCWF0024 ZOz 




CAPTIONED SUBJECT, GERALDINE A. FERRARO WAS INTERVIEWED 
ON 1/9/86 AT LAW OFFICE OF SHEA AND GARDNER, 1800 MASSACHUSETTS 
AVENUE, N.W., WASHINGTON, D. 

CONDUCTED IN THE PRESENCE OF 
ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING FERRARO. 






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THE GOVERNMENT WAS REPRESENTED BY WFO SPECIAL AGENTS 

I [ along with h. marshall 

JARRETT AND I I TRIAL ATTORNEY'S PUBLIC INTEGRITY 

section, DOJ. 

THE following IS A SUMMARY ACCOUNT OF FERRARO'S 
STATEMENT: 

IN MARCH, 1978, FERRARO DECIDED TO RUN FOR THE 
CONGRESSIONAL SEAT IN THE 9TH DISTRICT OF NEW YORK. INITIALLY 
FERRARO WAS OF THE OPINION THAT A CAMPAIGN FOR THE 9TH DISTRICT 
CONGRESSIONAL SEAT WOULD COST APPROXIMATELY $25,000. HER 
"tONFIDENCE WAS FURTHER BOLSTERED BY TWO INFLUENTIAL BUSSINESSMEN 
IN HER QUEEN'S DISTRICT THAT PLEDGED TO RAISE IN EXCESS OF 
$200,000 FOR FERRARO'S CAMPAIGN. SOMETIME IN APRIL OR 
MAY, 1978, FERRARO HOSTED A MEETING AT HER HOME IN NEW YORK 
TO DISCUSS CAMPAIGN FINANCING. AMONG OTHERS THIS MEETING WAS 
ATTENDED BY | I tHE FEDERAL 

ELECTION COMMISSION (FEC). FERRARO MAINTAINED THAT | 

RECOMMENDED SHE FINANCE HER CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN WITH FAMILY 
LOANS BECAUSE IT COULD LATER BE PAID BACK BY THE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE. 
BASED ON THIS ADVICE, FERRARO'S ] | LENT HER 

CAMPAIGN OVER $100,000. THIS WAS NECESSARY BECAUSE HER INITIAL 



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COST ESTIMATE OF THE CAMPAIGN TURNED OUT TO BE EXTREMELY LOW 
AND THE TWO QUEENS BUSINESSMEN DID NOT FOLLOW THROUGH ON THEIR 
PLEDGES TO RAISE $200,000. 

JUST PRIOR TO THE PRIMARY ELECTION IN 1978, FERRARO WAS 
NOTIFIED BY THE FEC THAT ALL THE MONIES LOANED TO HER 
CAMPAIGN IN EXCESS OF $1,000 WAS ILLEGAL AND WOULD HAVE TO 
BE REPAID. IN AN EFFORT TO RAISE THE NEEDED $130,000, . 
FERRARO SOLD HER INTEREST IN TWO PROPERTIES WHICH SHE 


FERRARO ACKNOWLEDGED THAT SHE WAS VAGUELY AWARE THAT 
SHE OWNED TWO PROPERTIES IN 1978, HOWEVER UNTIL JUST 
RECENTLY, FERRARO KNEW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE ABOUT THEM 
INCLUDING WHERE THE PROPERTIES WERE LOCATED OR HOW MUCH THE 
PROPERTIES COST. FERRARO ADMITTED THAT | FOR 


MANY YEARS HANDLED PROPERTY INVESTMENTS FOR HER 


] 


FERRARO HAS TAKEN NO INTEREST IN THE WAY 


HAS MANAGED HER PROPERTY INVESTMENTS AND THEREFORE 
KNOWS VERY LITTLE ABOUT THEM. 

SHORTLY BEFORE HER VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IN 1984, 


]T0LD FERRARO THAT HE HAD 


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[ interests in 231 CENTRE STREET AND 230 GRAND STREET. 

UPON LEARNING THIS FERRARO TOLD 'THIS SURE DOESN'T 

LOOK TOO HOT." 

ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT 

FOLLOWING HER ELECTION TO CONGRESS IN 1973, FERRARO 
ATTEMPTED TO FILL OUT A HOUSE FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FORM(EIGA) . 
BECAUSE FERRARO DID NOT HAVE THE NECESSARY DATA AT HER DISPOSAL, 
SHE BECAME FRUSTRATED WITH THE FORM AND DECIDED TO HAVE HER 

I ■ HANDLE IT. I I COMPLETED THE 

FORM IN LONGHAND AND SENT IT BACK TO FERRARO. FERRARO COPIED 
THE DATA ONTO A CLEAN FORM AND SUBMITTED IT TO THE HOUSE. 

FERRARO MADE THE DECISION TO CLAIM THE SPOUSAL EXEMPTION ON 
HER OWN WITHOUT ANY ADVICE OR CONSULTATION WITH ANYONE ELSE. 
FERRARO CLAIMED THE EXEMPTION SINCE SHE HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF 
HER HUSBAND'S BUSINESS AND BECAUSE SHE HAD UNDERTAKEN A CONSCIOUS 
EFFORT NOT TO DERIVE ANY BENEFITS FROM HER HUSBAND'S INCOME. 

FERRARO MAINTAINED THAT I I COMPLETED HER EIGA FORMS 

FROM 1978 THROUGH 1983. HER WDC 

USUALLY TYPED THE EIGA FORMS FROM A I I ROUGH DRAFT AND ' 

SUBMITTED THE FORMS AFTER FERRARO HAD SIGNED THEM. FERRARO 



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NEVER QUESTIONED | ~| REGARDING ANY OF THE 

INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE EIGA FORMS. 

CONCLUSION 

THE BUREAU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THROUGHOUT THE COURSE 
OF THE INTERVIEW, FERRARO WAS VERY CORDIAL AND MADE EVERY 
EFFORT TO COOPERATE WITH INTERVIEWERS. THE INTERVIEW BEGAN 
AT APPROXIMATELY 10:00 A.M. AND CONCLUDED AT APPROXIMATELY 
3:00 P.M. 

IT IS NOW APPARENT THAT FERRARO HAD ALMOST NO KNOWLEDGE 
OF I [ BUSINESS INTERESTS. SHE ENTRUSTED I I 

TO PURCHASE INVESTMENT PROPERTIES FOR HER AND EVEN AUTHORIZED 
HIM TO SIGN HER NAME ON BUSINESS MATTERS INVOLVING HER 
INVESTMENTS. FERRARO EXPRESSED LITTLE INTEREST IN BEING 
ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THESE INVESTMENTS’, PREFERRING INSTEAD 
TO RELY ENTIRELY ON REAL ESTATE EXPERTISE. 

WITH RESPECT TO FERRARO'S EIGA FORMS, IT WOULD APPEAR 
THAT SHE RELIED ON THE EXPERTISE OF HER ACCOUNTANT TO COMPLETE 
THE FINANCIAL DATA. FERRARO TOOK NO INTEREST IN THE 
"FIGURES" OR THE FORMS AND NEVER QUESTIONED THE ACCURACY 
OF THEM. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THERE IS NO EVIDENCE TO THE 
CONTRARY. 




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THERE IS LITTLE EVIDENCE AT THIS POINT IN TIME TO 
INDICATE THAT FERRARO WILLFULLY FALSIFIED HER CONGRESSIONAL 
EIGA FORMS FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE OF CONCEALING HER OR 

~l BUSINESS INTERESTS. HOWEVER, AT THE CONCLUSION OF 
FERRARO'S INTERVIEW, WFO CASE AGENTS AND DOJ ATTORNEYS 
COLLECTIVELY DECIDED THAT A FULL REVIEW OF INVESTIGATION 
CONDUCTED TO DATE, INCLUDING A REVIEW OF FERRARO'S 
TRANSCRIPT OF 1/9/86 INTERVIEW, WOULD BE PRUDENT PRIOR TO 
CLOSING THIS INVESTIGATION. 


BUREAU WILL BE KEPT APPRISED OF ANY FURTHER DEVELOP- 


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□ UNCLAS 7/27/87 

Date , 


TO: DIRECTOR, FBI 

ATTN: PUBLIC CORRUPTION UNIT, WCC, CID 

FROM: SAC, WFO (46A-11363) (C) (C-7) 

FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN GERALDINE A. FERRARO; 
ALLEGATIONS OF FALSE STATEMENTS IN FILING 
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ■ ACT OF 1978 
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS WITH THE 
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 
FROM 1979 THROUGH 1984; 

FAG;. 

00: WFO 



Re Bureau airtel, 4/2/85; WFO teletypes, dated 4/24/85, 
11/20/85 and 1/10/86. 

Enclosed for the Bureau are the original and four 
copies of a self-explanatory LHM. 

Inasmuch as DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE has declined 
prosecution in captioned matter, WFO is placing this case into a 
closed status. 


^'L^Bureau (Enel. 5) 

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U.S. Departi|^|||; of Justice 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 




In Reply, Please Refer to 
File No. 

46A-11363 


Washington Field Office 
Washington, D.C. 20535 


July 27, 1987 


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FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN GERALDINE A. FERRARO 
ALLEGATIONS OF FALSE STATEMENTS IN FILING 
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978 
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS WITH THE 
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 
FROM 1979 THROUGH 1984; 

FRAUD AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT 


On April 1, 1985, the Assistant Attorney General, 
Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) requested the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conduct an investigation 
into allegations that former Congresswoman and 1984 Democratic 
Vice Presidential Candidate Geraldine A. Ferraro violated Title 
18, Section 1001 (False Statements) in filing financial 
statements pursuant to the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 
(EIGA) by deliberately failing to disclose all the circumstances 
surrounding the 1978 real estate transactions involving the 
purchase and sale of commercial properties located at 231 Centre 
Street and 230 Grand Street, New York, New York. 

During the course of the FBI's investigation, it was 
established that in 1978. Ferraro accepted $130,000 in loans from 
I 1 and other family members to finance 

her initial Congressional campaign. Just prior to the general 
election, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) had ruled that 
these loans were illegal and therefore had to repaid. Face d with 

a crisis on how to auicklX/ j^aise $130,000, Ferraro and | I 

[ approached F U ->a business associate of l [ 

with an offer to sei'i- Fetrard ' s interest in 231 Centre Street and 
230 Grand Street for $130,000. 


This document contains neither 
recommendations nor conclusions 
of the FBI. It is the property 
of the FBI and is loaned to your 
agency; it and its content:s are 
not to be distributed outside your 
agency. 




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Ferraro ' ^ocnnections with 231 Centre Street began on 
May 1, 197 8, whenJP^arob Realty Corgpr.ation, a "dummy" 
corporation, pur.g;i^§'§d'^!i ^Ceir€r^S^^ p'roperty from Norfolk 

Properties, Inc, Polarob [ I an 

I I Ferraro's real estate <«^nt'ferests . The 

contract of the sale provided that Polarob pay a total purchase 
price $175,500. On the same day (May 1, 1978), Polarob deeded 
its entire interest in the property. 50 percent to Melro Company, 

I and 50 percent to Ferraro. Melro 

and Ferraro paid the same price as Polarob. 


The property at 230 Grand Stree t was jointly owne d by 

L^ ^elro & Fr^ lo Associat^. Inc.„ (a company I I and 

In November, 1977, Ferraro and members of |_ 



^purchased the mortgage on this property from the National 


Bank of North America for $70,000. 


Knowing that Fer raro was in desperate need of cash to 

repav l~ I agreed to purchase Ferraro's interests 

in the two commerci al properties in October, 1978. Although 
Ferraro and I I had paid $175,000 for the property at 231 

Centre Street just five months earlier, a valuation of $325,000 
was used in the second sale. By dividing the $325,000 valuation 
in half ($162,500) and subtracting Ferraro's $72,000 obligation 
on one half of the mortgage, Ferraro received $100,000 as a 
result of the sale. With respect to the property at 230 Gran d 
Street, Ferraro agreed to sell her fifty percent interest i I 

1 for $30,000 at $5,000 under the original purchase price. 


Investigation determined that approximately two months 

after |~ I purchased Ferraro's interests in the two commercial 

properties, f ifty perc ent of the 231 Centre s treet pro perty was 
reconveyed to I I with the agreement that would 

reimburse I I $100,000. 


]was interviewed on two separate occasions 


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nd depo sed on another occasion by D OJ and FBI, 
Jmaintained that l l of Ferraro's 


by the FBI 

Throughout 

interests in the 231 Centre and 230 Grand Street properties were 
not loans and that the re had be en no prearranged arrangements 
with either Ferraro or [ ' 

later time. 


to repurchase the properties at a 


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On November 19, 


1987., 


was deposed by DOJ 




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and FBI representatives, 

her fifty per cent int erest in 231 Centre and 230 Grand Street 


Acknowledged that Ferraro sold 


] f or $130,000 in order to r epay her campaign 

J further 


properties to, 

loan that was ruled to be improper by the FEC. [ 


acknowledged that several months later, he repurchased a fifty 
percent interei ^t in the 231 Centre Street property from I I 

jSenied that there had been an agreement to 


for $100,000. 

repurchase the 231 Centre Stree t property and furthe r denied that 
the in i tial tra nsaction between I I had b ^en 

loan . I ~| said that he was uncertain if h e ever to ld 

I I that he had repurchased the property from[ 
had always hap dled her business investments. 
that[ 


Jsecause he 
I maintained 


fwas not interested in his b usiness dealings and as 
such knew very little about it. | ~| further a dvised that 


Ferraro's EIGA forms were prepared by |_ 


Public Accountant in New York City, from 1978 to 1983. 


J, a Certified 


During an int erview, f 
almost exclusively with[ 


acknowledged that he dealt 
on t he preparation of Ferraro's 
tax returns and EIGA forms. I [ interpreted the EI GA 

regulatio ns as exempting Ferraro from having to report I I 
I I financial transactions. 

On January 9, 1986, Geraldine Ferraro was deposed under 
oath by DOJ attorneys from the Public Integrity Section. Two FBI 
agents from the Washington Field Office were also present. 

Ferraro recalled that just prior to the primary 
elec tion in 1978, the FEC notified her that $130,000 in loans 
from| ^;as considered inproper and would have to be 

repaid"^ Ferrarorhen sold her half interests in two properties 
which she r L Ferraro advised that she was 


vaguely aware that she owned these prop tsrti ar in 197 ^^ but knew 

ige I I 

years handled her investments for her L 


very little about the investments sinc£_ 


had for many 

]♦ 


Ferraro said tha t shortly before her vice presidential 
]told her that he had r epurchas ed a 


campaign in 1984, 
fifty percent i nterest in 231 Centre Street from 


Ferraro 

buy out of her two properties was not a 


maintained that 

loa n and as far a s she knew there was no agreement at that time 
for I Ito repurchase the properties at a later time. 


With respect to her EIGA forms, Ferraro said that she 



WFO 46A-11363 


made the decision to claim the spousal exemption on her own. 
Ferraro said that she claim ed the exemption since she had no 
knowledge of I ~| business and because she had 

undertaken a r-nn.scious effort not to derive any benefits from □ 

|. Ferraro acknowledged that I I prepared 

her EIGA forms f rom 1978 through 1983. Ferraro said that she 
never questioned I I reoardina any of the 

information contained in the EIGA submissions. 


little knowledge of 


The FBI i nvestigatio n established that Ferraro had very 


business interests. She entrusted 
to purchase investment properties for her and even 
authorized him to sign her name on business matters. Ferraro 
expressed little interest in being actively involve d in these 
investments, preferring instead to rely entirely on [_ 


real estate expertise. In addition, the evidence showed that 
Ferraro relied on her CPA to prepare her EIGA forms. 


Based on the results of the FBI's investigation , I 
I 1 Trial Attorney, Public Integrity Section, DOJ, declined 

prosecution of Ferraro on May 1, 1986. He cited a lack of any 
evidence that showed Ferraro knowingly made false statements in 
the filing of her EIGA forms as his basis for the declination. 


In view of DOJ's decision not to prosecute this matter, 
the FBI will conduct no further investigation. 




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AT approximately 9 :/(3 P.M. , AUGUST 19, 1984, THE SWITCHBOARD 
OF THE PHOENIX DIVISION OF THE THE FBI, PHOENIX/ARIZONA, WAS 
TELEPHONICaLL'Y CONTACTED BY AN UNKNOWN WHIDE Mil ^ 
appear to be drinking and who ‘W^^ED^uVL^ 'THIS j^SlB STATED ' ^ 


THAT HE WAS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE KLU KLUX KLAM AND^ 


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THAT GERALDINE FERRARO WILL NEVER BECOME VICE-PRESIDENT. 

AT approximately 9.:47 P.M.,, HE AGAIN CALLED TO MAKE SURE 
THAT THE MESSAGE HAD BEEN RECEIVED, AMO REPEATED THAT SHE (FERRaRO) 


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UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE SA | ~| PHOENIX, ARIZONA, 

NAS TELE PHONICALLT NOTiriED AT $ tpj A.^!. , AUGUST ':2S', 19S4, BY 

sa J [ secret service UAS also advised that 

^ FBI WILL NOT BE CONDUCTING ACTIVE INVESTIGATION. 

WASHINGTON FIELD OFFJCE AT WASHINGTON FIELD OFFICE. WILL , 

KOT.IFY Capitol police regarding the ,ABo\ffi, and mill notify 

■REPRESENTATIVE FERRaRO' S .OFFI CE ON CAPITOL KILL. 

NEW YORK DIVISION AT NEW YORK. WILL NOTIFY REPRESENTATI VE 
FS;HRaRO’ S LOCAL NE!l YORK O'FFICE. 

PHOENIX 'DIVISION AT PHOENIX. '/ILL DISSEMINATE .HARD .COPY 
O.F above information to us secret SERVICE locally. 

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Preparation of 0-73 Form (Yellow) 

1 . Date & Precedence -Type or print date and indicate precedence by checking the aw'opriate box. ^ 

2, Addre$$ee(s) • Type or print addressee(s) immediately folowing the 'T'O:'* or place a check mark in the appropriate box. Note: When 
using block “Other,” indicate geographical lection if addressee(s) is located outa’de Washington, D.C. If addressee(s) is a military 
installation, the name of the bac&e, fort, or station must be listed to ensure deivery. 

3, Classification - Type or print the classification and if s^opriate the caveat and warning notces. 

4. Addressee Internal Distribution - Complete when the or^inator wishes the message to be distrtouted to a known entty within a 
Heackjuarters^Agency 0-©.' Ch’vision, Section, Unit, etc.). ' list the addressee(s) abbreviation ^ the internal distribution, l.e. a message to 
Dept, of Stale, Dept, of Justice, and Defense mteHigence Agency^ fist on the •For’-' Bne(s) as folows: . 

Example:’ For: DOS For SY/TAG; DOJ for Asst, AG Criminal Oiv.; OJA For DSOP. 

Messages which do not fist internal distribution shal be deivered to the agency headquarters ^vhere their analyst wl effect in-house 
i distritwtion, ^ 

6. 'Subject - Type or.print the st^Jecl in the space provided or ^eck “see attached” if ^ject is identical to attached mess^e, 

6. , Originator’s Boxes - Type or print the originator’s name, telephone extension, room ^lumber, and division. 

7, Approved By Box * bidicale approval for transmission by initialing the approved by box. » Note: The person approving the message is 

^lely responsible for assuring al necessary editing chafes are accurate and are legtole. , > 

Preparation of Message To Be Transmitted l / 

1 . Duplicate Copy & Notations - Xerox 1 copy of the incoming teletype message, A notation shal be n^e on the orginal incoming 

teletype indicating one copy made for relay to SACS ^ (or LEGATS) ' (or Government Agencies) - 

2, ; Editing of Duplicate Copy (Heading) - Using a lead penefi ONLY draw single fines through the first and last fines of the message 
heading; connect these lines from top right to bottom left forming a ”2” figure. (Do Not Obliterate the Heading) 

3, Editing Changes to the Text - (See f^strictions on Use, item 4) 

4. Administrative Data - Type or print adminl^rative data krtfnediately following the text. 


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OM ?/2 1/SA , I FOR 

00 '^2 RE EE 'VOX AN' C-EHALDIXE FERRARO, RX 312, CAXMOM OFFICE BMILDP’O 
WAS APPRISED AS TO THE DETAILS OF CAPTIOfJED XATTER. | 

ADVISED SHE WAS MOT AWARE OF ANY THREATENING TELEPHONE CALLS AS 
HAVI'JS BEEN RECEIVED AT CO NGRSSSV/OXAN FERRARO’S '..'ASHIMGTOH, D.C. 


OFFICE. 


\DVISEO SHE ',^ULD CONTACT THE FBI IXXEDIATELY 


SHOULD ANY TlflEATS BE RECEIVED, 

ON e/2 1/34, DETECTIVE SERGEANT 


WAS APPRISED 


AS TO THE DETAILS OF CAPTIONED MATTER. ON 8/21/84, SPECIAL AGENT 








^ilTED STATES DEPARTKEMT OF JDSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


AIRTEL 


OCT ^ 


: DIRECTOR, FBI 


YORK (89A-762) (RUC) (K-9) 


FROM 


SUBJECT: UNKNOWN SU^ECT; 

GERALDINEWERRARO 

^ehbYr of coNgKrssr ? 

“VTSshTngton, d.c. - 

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-ccscaka 

(MEMBER OF CONGRESS-THREAT) 

(00:PX) 

RePXtel to Bureau dated 8/21/84» 

For the information of the Bur eau and the Phoe nix 
Division on 8/22/84, Special Agent (SA)| of the 

UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE (USSS) , who is attacnec to the 
Ir\telligence Unit of the Protection Detail presently assigned 
GERALDINE FERRARO, was advised of the contents of above 
referenced communication. < 


SA | [ advised that he was sure that appropriate ^ 

staff members of Hrs. FERRARO'S office were notified as well as- 
the security detail presently assigned to her. 

In view of the above no further investigation is being 
conducted by the NYO and this case is being placed in a RUC 
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FOR T’-IZ INFORBATIO'’ OF FZCFIVI’'i? OFFIO’^F, lMFop/.i/\XIO'’ /-'j 


RZCZIVZD ON 11/20/34 FPO'-l U.S. CAPITOL POLICE IMniCAT^c; 
SU3JZCT PFjiT A Nii'''PPAPFP aiP^P’O TO HIP PI<=!TFF, | 

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GO AROUND, pTAD XHZ\PAP’^FS ^”^XT ^ ^ j ^ A 

SUBJECT’S SIST’V^iOXI’^ITD U.*^/ -TCRET s'^WC?S*lT'"' 


PIFAPANXOM, TEXAS, 


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■Sl’PJ'^CT HAP yTMTEP'^IEUTO AT HIS TT'TI'^TT^ 

3Y U5SS A'E ADmXTF/D'l/f'P ITI"S ON T’-^'^ P’-OTO 31 't I^cicxpo ix 

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PA? ’\!DT P'^A''T A'!Y KIYO 0? T'-PJE^T. Pip.JPrT ct^vTtt) vt 
DISLIKED ’^3 '‘'DALE Ai'JO FTPRAPO PUT POULD A’FV’^R ’-!AP'1 Ti-'-^^^ OP 
APYOYZ, SUBJECT STATED UE DISLI’^E? T^e '-iaY '■>! '-'A? 

TREATED 3Y KI? FAMILY BUT POULD ^’FVFR TRY TO yijPT TM’^Y. 

H£ ADDED HE HAS CALLED T'-F DE^nCRATE 'IA'1E<^ A''D «TILL F'^EL'’ 

THAT FERRARO I? A "D^SO ORE" BUT HE ’■'A‘^ ''’0 R^AL IPTERtc;? 

IV HER OR «HY POLITI'^IAUS. 

DURIfO THE IVTERVI'^’-', SUBJECT '^ROUIDED n^S^' PITH PMDTO? 
A’-O HAHD'JPITP'B SAYPLFP. SUBJECT AP’^tarvd to pt jh TOUCu '''IT’-' 
REALITY AVD STATED '-'E HAILED THE ’'’EYSP'^^ER CLPPJA'f^ OF 
FERRARO TO HI? SISTT"^ TO U??tt ?'-!’^ ’’’AG A DP/OT'^D 

LIBE'^AL DEMOCRAT avr re '’'A? A CO '’.? UA Tl V” ^^°U3 LICav, 

U??S FELT THAT ?U3JECT PA'^ "OT A DA’'’?EP TO 
PROTTCIFE? AT TP'^E'^OF IvTEPVIE’v. 

OH I1/2S/SA, USDS, ''?ASHP-i?TO V, D.C, ADVP'^’D II. 

CAPITO). 'POLICE THAT SUBJECT K"'D KILL"’D pnor-oM avo 
WOIJUDED -EPOiiS OTP'^C'^ IT DALLAS, T'Xac:, 

THE PASKP’GTOV POST, 11/Br'/*^/', CO'^TAIUED tm^ foLLOHI'^ 
V'lH? I TEH, "A HAI'] OPEF'D FIRE IH A DALLAS BAR ’’'Ith AD 
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APSAULT POR -HINDER, 

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POSPPSSIOA’ OF XAOWI'IT GMV, 


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EFO INDICES MEG ATI VS R^ SUBJECT. 

LEAD. DALLAS, AT D&LLAS, TEXAS. ASKERT&Im DETAILS OF 
SHOOTI-G A^’D DETER^1I^’E IF SUBJECT IS IM CUSTODY AND ’\10TIFY 


ARXED A^lD DA'^iPEROUS. 


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0-73 (Rev. 3-31-82) 


034 


Date: f I ^ I ' 

FM: DIRECTOR, FBI- 
TO: 


MESSAGE RELAY VIA TELETYPE 
^ (RESTRICTED USE) 

PRECEDENCE: □ IMMEDIATE B'''PRIOTIT' 


PRIORITY □ ROUTINE 


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□ White House/WH/ 

□ Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms/BATF/ 

□ Central Intelligence Agency/CIA/ 

□ CIADCD/DCD/ 

□ Dept, of Energy HQS/DOEHQ/ 

□ Dept, of Energy Germantown DIV/DOE/ 

□ Dept, of Justice/DOJ/ 

□ Dept, of State/DOS/ 

□ Dept, of the Army/DA/ 

□ Dept, of Treasury/DOT/ 

□ Defense Intelligence Agency/DIA/ 

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Classification: lAYNC-lfl-S 

Addressee Internal Distribution 
For: 


□ Director National Security Agency/NSA/ 

□ Director Naval Investigative Service/DIRNAVINSERV/ 

□ Drug Enforcement Admin ./DEA/ 

□ FAA Washington HQ/FAA/ 

□ HQ AFOSI Bolling AFBDC/AFOSI/ 

□ INSCOM Ft. Meade/INSCOM/ 

□ Nuclear Regulatory Commission/NRC/ 

□ U.S. Customs Service/UCS/ 

□ U.^ Immigration & Naturalization Service/INS/ 
mU.S. Secret Service/USSS/ 

□ Other: 


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See Attached 


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Originator: 

Tele Ext. 

Room/Div.: 



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DO NOT FILE WITHOUT COMMUNICATIONS STAMP 



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USE AND PREPARATION OF FORM 0-73 


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Restrictions on Use 

1 . Only incoming teletype messages within the categories listed in MIOG Section 1 6-1 .7 pages 1 251 & 1 252 may be prepared using form 
0-73. 

2. Use of Form 0-73 is restricted to incoming teletype messages received at FBIHQ Communications Center within the last 72 hours. 

3. Addressees must be Bureau Offices [LEGAT/Field] or other Government Agencies. Geographical location must be Indicated If other 
Government Agency is located outside the Washington, D.C. area. 

4. Editing of message text is restricted to typed or printed changes of a word or two. Changes to the existing text involving more than a 
word or two will require the originator to initiate a new message using Form 0-93. Administrative data may be added immediately 
following the text and must be identical for all addressees. 

5. Teletype messages received by the Communications Center that do not meet the above criteria shall be returned to the originator for 
preparation using Form 0-93. 

Preparation of 0-73 Form (Yellow) 

1 . Date & Precedence - Type or print date and indicate precedence by checking the appropriate box. 

2. Addressee(s) - Type or print addressee(s) immediately following the'‘TO:” or place a check mark in the appropriate box. Note: When 
using block “Other,” indicate geographical location if addressee(s) is located outside Washington, D.C. If addr6ssee(s) is a military 
installation, the name of the base, fort, or station must be listed to ensure delivery. 

3. Classification - Type or print the classification and if appropriate the caveat and warning notices. 

4. Addressee Internal Distribution - Complete when the originator Wishes the message to be distributed to a known entity within a 
Headquarters Agency (i.e. Division, Section, Unit, etc.). List the addressee(s) abbreviation and the internal distribution, i.e. a message to 
Dept, of State, Dept, of Justice, and Defense Intelligence Agency; list on the “For" line(s) as follows: 

Example: For: DOS For SY/TAG; DOJ for Asst. AG Criminal Div.; DIA For DSOP. 

Messages which do not list internal distribution shall be delivered to the agency headquarters where their analyst will effect in-house 
distribution. 

5. .Subject - Type or print the subject in the space provided or check "see attached” If subject is identical to attached message. 

6. Originator’s Boxes - Type or print the originator’s name, telephone extension, room number, and division. 

7. Approved By Box - Indicate approval for transmission by initialing the approved by box. Note: The person approving the message is 
solely responsible for assuring all necessary editing changes are accurate and are legible. 

Preparation of Message To Be Transmitted 

1 . Duplicate Copy & Notations - Xerox 1 copy of the incoming teletype message. A notation shall be made on the original incoming 

teletype indicating one copy made for relay to SACS , (or LEGATS) . (or Government Agencies) . 

2. Editing of Duplicate Copy (Heading) - Using a lead pencil ONLY draw single lines through the first and last lines of the message 
heading; connect these lines from top right to bottom left forming a "Z” figure. (Do Not Obliterate the Heading) 

3. Editing Changes to the Text - (See Restrictions on Use, item 4) 

4. Administrative Data - Type or print administrative data immediately following the text. 







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1 "Jr^nbg, — 

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|cuecl^r*sS^"'r 


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representative GERALDINE A. 


/'\ ~y- — eongres'gxonai Assassinatxonstatute. 

Oferr AR 0s 4/I CT I >l:^gl!rg / OO r Mth l ^O.B 


U^ERR^MICTI>I; OO r Mth l ^O.B 

FBI, 'W?fS-IfT8S¥ON—I^SI©D, WASH. ,D.C. , ADVISED BY TELETYPE NOVEMBER 21,1984, AS 
■H= e ^>"T*E ’ ^WlgGfi^»T . I ' 0» M- «^ NO 0 FFI ■ CC 4iy INFORMATION 

RECEIVED ON 1 1/20/84 FROM U.S. CAPITOL POLICE INDICATES 

SUBJECT SENT A NEWSPAPER aiPPiNG TO HIS SISTER. I~ 

| 0N 10/17/84, WHICH CONTAINED A PHOTO OF 

VICTIM WITH THE STATEMENT, "SO LONG BITCH, THIS IS MY LAST 

GO AROUND, READ THE PAPERS NEXT WEEK." 

SUBJECT’S SISTER NOTIFIED U.S. SECRET SERVICESIN 

PLEASANTON, TEXAS. 

SUBJECT WftS INTERVIEWED AT HIS RESIDE’!CE ON 10/18/84 


FOLLOWS : 


BY USSS AND ADMITTED WRITING ON THE PHOTO BUT INSISTED IT 



' ■' " ** 'i-, 

WAS NOT MEANT AS ANY KIND OF THREAT. SUBJECT STATED HE 
DISLIKED MONDALE AND FERRARO BUT WOULD NEVER HARM THEM Q.R ’ . 

ANYONE. SUBJECT STATED HE -DISLIKES THE WAY HE HAS BEEN 
TREATED BY HIS FAMILY BUT WOULD NEVER TRY TO HUR T THEM. 

HE ADDED HE HAS CALLED THE DEMOCRATS NAMES AND STILL FEELS 
THAT FERRARO IS A "DAGO WHORE" BUT HE HAS NO REAL INTEREST 
IN HER OR ANY POLITICIANS. 

DURING THE INTERVIEW, SUBJECT PROVIDED USSS WITH PHOTOS ( 
A!® HANDWRITING SAMPLES. SUBJECT APPEARED TO BE IN TOUCH WITH 
REALITY AND STATED HE MAILED THE NEWSPAPER CLIPPING OF 
FERRARO TO HIS SISTER TO UPSET HER AS SHE WAS A DEVOTED 
LIBERAL DEMOCRAT AND HE WAS A CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN. 

USSS FELT THAT SUBJECT WAS NOT A DANGER TO USSS 
PROTECTEES AT TIMESOF INTERVIEW. 

ON 11/20/34, USSS, WASHINGTON, D, C. ADVISED U.S. 

CAPITOL POLICE THAT SUBJECT HAD KILLED ONE PERSON AND 
WOUNDED NUMEROUS OTHERS IN DALLAS, JEXAS.* 

THE WASHINGTON POST, 11/20/34, CONTAINED THE FOLLOWING 
NEWS ITEM, "A MAN OPEFED FIRF IN A DALLAS BAR WITH AD 
SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE, KILLING ONE PERSON A ;D INJURING 




AT LEAST FIVE, POLICE SAID." r 

SUBJECT IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: WHITE^MALE. SIX FEET 

TALL, ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY POUNDS, BLUE EYES, BROWN HAIR , BORN 
I AT 'MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT^ 


NUr-BER 


ADDRESS: 




USSS DETERMINED SUBJECT’S ARREST. RECO RD TO BE: 


ASSAULT FOR MURDER, 


POSSESSION OF MACHINE GUM, 


QA!®LING, 


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ARMED AND DANGEROUS, 


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FBI 


I ■ 8 - 26 - 82 ) 


TRANSMIT VIA: 

□ Teletype 

□ Facsimile 

g: Airtel 


PRECEDENCE: 

□ Immediate 

□ Priority 

□ Routine 


CLASSIFICATION: 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET 

□ CONFIDENTIAL 

□ UNCLASEFTO 

□ UNCLAS 

Date 4/1/85 


FROM; 

SUBJECT; 


DIRECTOR, FBI 

(ATTN: PERSONAL CRIMES UNIT, CID) 

SAC, WFO (89A-954) (C-4) (P) / 

I ^ 1 aka ' 

REPRESENTATIVE GERALDINE Ar'FERRARO 
(00; DALLAS) 


- VICTIM; 


Reference; WFO teletype to Director and 
Dallas dated 11/20/84. 

Referenced teletype requested Dallas to ascer- , 
tain details of shooting involving subject and notify 
WFO. 

Dallas is again requested to- provide— detOT;is-*to.- 
WFO for dissemi nat ion to U.S. Capitol Police. 


ARMED AND DANGEROUS 


■ ■ / 

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^ Bureau ! 
2- Dallas ' 
1- WFO 

KDP;kdp 
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Approved: 

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Transmitted Per 



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(Number) (Time) / 



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U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 




FD-36 (Rev. 8-26-82) 


TRANSMIT VIA: 

□ Teletype 

□ Facsimile 
isn Airtel 


PRECEDENCE: 

□ Immediate 

□ Priority 

□ Routine 


CLASSIFICATION: 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET V 

□ CONFIDENTIAL 

□ UNCLASEFTO 

□ UNCLAS 

n.,. 4/29/85 


DIRECTOR, FBI 

Attention: Personal Crimes Unit 

SAC, DALLAS (89A-310) (C) 


■ REPRESE NTAT.I.VE GERALDINE, A. FERRARO^^- VICTI.M; 

00 - DALLAS 

Re WFO teletype to Dallas dated 11/20/84; WFO airtel 
to Dallas dated 4/1/85. 

For the information of WF O. subjec t was arresbed in 
Denton County, Texas, at 1:00 AM on | I for murd er charge, 

Dallas, Texas’, which occurred at 5:40 PM on I I . Subject 

has been in custody of Dallas County Sheriff's Office Jail ever 
since that arrest, beincr held on $4 00,000 bond. • FBI, Dallas, 

contacted Detective I I Crimes Against Persons , 

DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT, upon receipt of referenced teletyp^^ ^ 
of 11/20/84 and determined that subject's family were opp0^pd:^st 
to subject making bond, and it would be unl ikely subject 
be released. Through Lieutenant ! ~j Dignitary Protec-^^n, 


be released. Through Lieutenant ! ) Dignitary Prpte 

Unit, DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT, Intelligence Division, al 

^ • -T^ 


was placed on subject with Dallas County Sheriff's Offick Ja-xF 
so that DPD and FBI would be notified should efforts be made— 
get subject out on bond. 

According to Detective | j subject was accused of 

going to a local bar with a rifle and shooting six people in 
conjunction with an argument over a gambling debt. Subject knew 
several of the victims. Two people were killed, two people ^ 


2 )- Bureau 
- WFO (89A' 
1 - Dallas 
JRH/mpc 
(5) 


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52 / 3 - 



Approved: 


Transmitted 


(Number) 



DL 89A-310 


seriously wounded, and two people slightly 
of this shooting incident, according top^ 


id as a result 


On \ subject was convicted in Dallas County, 

Texas, of t wo count s of murder and four counts of attempted 
murder. On I ^ subject received four life sentences, two 

75 year sentences, and a $60,000 fine in conjunction with the 
n convictions . 

Subject is described as follows: 


lyiXLe 

— I 

' ' -iSxay- 
Blue 

Tennessee 
• 5'10" 

180 pounds 


Name 

Race 

Sex 

DOB 

Hair 

Eyes 

POB 

Height 

Weight 

Texas Drivers 
License 

Last Known Address 

Person To Notify In 
Case of Emergency 


In view of lengthy sentences imposed on subject on 
multiple charges, as well as the fact that alleged threat made 
against victim was when she was a U. S. SECRET SERVICE protectee 
and U. S. SECRET SERVICE has investigated that threat, no further 
investigation is being conducted by Dallas . 




Mother 



LEADS 


WASHINGTON FIELD 


AT, WAS.HINGTON,. P,..C,., 


Will provide above details to U. S. Capitol Police. 




0-9 (Rev. 8-16«79) 


TRANSMIT VIA: .. 
CLASSIFICATION: 


DATE! 


8/13/84 


Director. FBI 


SAC . New York 

(Attention: Brooklyn““Queens B4RA) 


UNSUB, AKA I I 

VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 
vCERALDINE ;■ p^ERHARC'li^^^ 

.. E3ctoot;I:ON::|-; 

OO: NEW ^OHK 









Enclosed herewith is one copy of a letter from 
Congressman N orman F. Lent dated 8/8/8 4. and one copy of threat 

iilllllM l iillllllli^ 

New York on 8/2/84. 

Original of this letter has been turned over to USSS. 
Brooklyn-Queens should conduct an indices check and 


Enclosures (2) 



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COMMtTTEE OK EKERGY 
fHD COMMERCE 

•uacoMHcmni: 

COMKKircS. 7(U«Sr0«TAT10*(. 
AMO TOURISM 

COMMITTEE ON 
MERCHANT MARINE AND 
FISHERIES 

•UKOMWTTC 0 ; 

PANAMA CANAL AND OUm 
CONTINENTAL BHELf 

COAST OUAAO AND NAVtGATION 


Congress of the United States 

HoiLSt or KepreBtiitatititB 

maBlungton, ©.£. lojij 




UMU«» 



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2228 Rayaurh Houn OnWs ^ 

TiUPNONi; (202) 228-7M " 


OiSTWCT OFFICES; 

□ Baldwin Flaza Buiumm 
Room 300 , 22 BO Grand Avmui 
Baldwin. Ntw York lIBio 
Tkuphohi; ( 616 ) 223 -ieie 


□ Maskapcoua Park Viulaoe Hau 
1 B 1 Front Street 

Massapcqua Park, New York 11762 
( 616 ) 796-4454 


August 6, 1984 


Congressional Liaison 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

9th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW 

Washington, D.C. 20535 

Dear Sir; 


I am forwarding the attached letter and 
envelope received in my office today for your attention 
and disposition because of the content. 


The envelope is addressed to 'The Congress 
of the United States' and is postmarked 'Hicksville, 
NY', which is a part of my 4th Congressional District. 


NFL/jm 

Enclosures 




THE TRIED ARX PROVED GUILTY FROK ALL FACTS AND FINDINGS 
AND WHO ARE ANTI -AhLB ICAN UKAKEHICAN SOCIALIST ACTIVIST 
CRININALS SENTENCED AND CCNDEKNED TO DIE ARE: 



ALL FOURTEEN ABOVE NAKED CRIl-.IIiALS ARE CCNDEKNED TO DEATH 
UNDER THE IRON CROSS . 







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Memorandum 



BROOKLYN/QUEENS MRA (9-A-9215) 9/11/84 


From 


SA 


(GCRA) 


(C) 


Subject; UNSUB/ aka 


VICE Pftl2i5It)EMTj[AL CANDiOA'l'E 
GERALDINE FERRARO; 

ET AL - VICTIMS; 

EXTORTION; CCSCAKA 
(00:BQ) 


ReBuairtel to New York, 8/13/84, 


SA [ 


On 9/10/84, 

Melville, NY, was advised that 
information concerning a[ 


US SECRET SERVICE, 
the NYO indices contain jifl. 

] 


SA 


advised hi s investigati on identified the subject as f 
residi ng at 


telephon e number \_ 
the name 




j 


] 


He said the subject uses 
as a stage name. He said 


his 1 nvpsh 1 aaf i nn inr!liid<=»d an in<-prvipw of the subject and her 

husband, | I w ho resides with her and is 

]said he is of the opinion 


mentioned in her letter. Sa|_ 


that she will not write any other such letters. 


NYO indices contain no reference to a 


Referenced Bureau airtel requested NY conduct 
indices check and assist US SECRET SERVICE as appropriate. 
Both requests have been accomplished, and it is recommended 
that this case be closed administratively. 


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